Isao Takahata

In this Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 photo, Japanese animated film director Isao Takahata speaks about his latest film “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya” with its poster during an interview at his office, Studio Ghibli, in suburban Tokyo. The princess laughs and floats in sumie-brush sketches of faint pastel, a lush landscape that animated film director Isao Takahata has painstakingly depicted to relay his gentle message of faith in this world. But his Oscar-nominated work stands as a stylistic challenge to Hollywoodís computer-graphics cartoons, where 3D and other digital finesse dominate. Takahata says those terms with a little sarcastic cough. The 79-year-old co-founder of Japanís prestigious animator, Studio Ghibli, instead stuck to a hand-drawn look. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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