Ronnie del Carmen and I are gonna give a talk at the Asian Art Museum this coming saturday December 6th. The subject: “Totoro Forest – Miyazaki Hayao and his influence on western Animation”. We’ll talk about how the master’s body of work has influenced us personally and how it has managed to inspire a whole generation of animators and filmmakers around the globe. We’ll then delve into how that same inspiration Miyazaki has given us was harnessed into the celebrated fundraiser Totoro Forest Project. The lecture is free with Museum Admission ($12 regular ticket, $7 Students). Asian Art Museum members are always free.