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Ghibli Park releases colourful ‘Cattrain’ trailer directed by Hayao Miyazaki

The trailer stars characters from Studio Ghibli films such as My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away.

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Ghibli Park has released a new trailer directed and animated by Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki that features a My Neighbor Totoro-style ‘Cattrain’, similar to the film’s Catbus.

The video, which you can see below, features several characters from Studio Ghibli’s films, including Totoro and Mei from My Neighbor Totoro and the Radish Spirit and No-Face in Spirited Away.

Studio Ghibli theme park opens November 2022

The trailer is an adaptation of an animated video by Miyazaki for the launch of the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan in 2001. A message on the Cattrain reads: “Ghibli Park opens 1 November”.

It includes music by Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi and narration by Toshio Suzuki, co-founder and former president of the animation company. In the clip, Suzuki reminds viewers that tickets go on sale on 10 August.

Ghibli Park has also shared a series of new photos of the attraction’s lands on Twitter. These include a giant Totoro statue and Mei and Satsuki’s house in Dondoko Forest, and an antique shop from Whisper of the Heart in Hill of Youth.

New images of Dondoko Forest and Hill of Youth

Ghibli Park is the first-ever theme park dedicated to Studio Ghibli. The first three themed lands, Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse, Dondoko Forest and Hill of Youth, open on 1 November.

Mononoke Village and Valley of Witches will follow in fall 2023 and March 2024. The first tickets to Ghibli Park are going on sale on 10 August through Boo-Woo Ticket.

Last month, it was revealed that Ghibli Park will limit daily attendance within each of its immersive lands.

Images: Studio Ghibli

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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