"Creating something extraordinary": leading innovator in puppetry, animatronics, and digital animation begins making the puppets for the global stage premiere of Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro.
The puppets, designed by international award-winning puppeteer Basil Twist are currently being built at the Los Angeles location of the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, the legendary workshop of The Jim Henson Company.
The Shop has produced some of the world’s best loved characters from The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and Sesame Street.
Mervyn Millar, director of Significant Object (War Horse) who designed the puppetry for the RSC’s recent acclaimed production of The Magician’s Elephant, will create additional puppets in their UK based workshop.
Presented by Executive Producer Joe Hisaishi and the RSC, in collaboration with Improbable and Nippon TV, My Neighbour Totoro will play a 15-week season at the Barbican from 8 October 2022 to 21 January 2023.