Mondo Sells My Neighbor Totoro Film Poster

posted on 2011-12-14 20:30 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Artist Olly Moss creates first print to coincide with Studio Ghibli film screenings

Mondo, the collectible art boutique branch of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is collaborating with Studio Ghibli to release a series of prints that celebrate the anime studio's famous films. The artist Olly Moss created the first poster that features art inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's 1988 film My Neighbor Totoro.

The limited-edition, hand-numbered Totoro prints measure 20 inches wide by 36 inches tall. Mondo will release 400 regular posters (pictured right) for US$50 each and 150 prints with the variant image (pictured below) for US$90. Moss' My Neighbor Totoro prints will go on sale this Friday. The partnership plans to release posters celebrating Miyazaki's 1992 film Porco Rosso next.

Mondo's poster series coincides with this winter's 25-year retrospective screening of Studio Ghibli anime films. GKids will show films that the company produced between 1984 to 2008 from December 16 through January 12 at the IFC Center in New York City. The film series, which will be screened on new 35mm prints in both subbed and dubbed formats, will feature Only Yesterday and The Ocean Waves, both of which have never had a North American home video release.

GKids signed a deal with Studio Ghibli to distribute 13 of the studio's anime films from 1984 to 2002 — including Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, and Spirited Away — in North America. However, Disney will retain the home video rights to the same films, while GKids will hold the theatrical and non-theatrical distribution rights.

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Sources: Justin Ishmael, Badass Digest

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