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    My Neighbor Totoro Production Cel Setup with Key Master Background (Studio Ghibli, 1988). "A little while ago they found a sandal in the pond..." An image sure to bring tears to the eyes of anyone familiar with the beloved Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro, this is an astounding hand-painted original production cel setup featuring the little sandal the villagers find in search of the missing Mei. Seen at the 1:14:32 mark of the film, this beautiful piece is presented on its original Key Master background hand-painted in gouache on background board and attributed to art director Kazuo Oga. Told by director Hayao Miyazaki to raise his standards for Totoro, Kazuo Oga's naturalistic and colorful work on the film would become a trademark style for many of the next animated films of Studio Ghibli. This exemplary setup measures an overall 14" x 10.5", and the background is numbered C-812 in the upper right corner. The background has pinholes in the corners, and the setup shows minor handling and edge wear with some surface scuffing. The condition overall is Very Good.

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    June, 2021
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