A short entry about a short film
Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess (パン種とたまご姫) is the eighth in a planned series of 12 short films which screen exclusively at the Studio Ghibli Museum in Japan. Unfortunately there is no commercial release for this film until now..
In a lonesome water mill deep in a forest of briers and brambles lives a witch named Baba Yaga. There the witch keeps her servant the Egg Princess confined and forces the tiny egg-girl to do all the hard daily chores around the mill. One night, a large batch of kneaded dough resting in a trough suddenly comes to life from the witch’s spell. Fearful of the witch, the Egg Princess and her new friend decide to run away. What will lay ahead for the two of them…? source
Baba Yaga is a witchlike character in Slavic folklore that lives in a hut that moves around on a pair of dancing chicken legs. She is often portrayed as flying through the air in a mortar, using the pestle as a rudder and sweeping away the tracks behind her with a broom made of silver birch. Anyway, in this short film Baba Yaga lives in a mill. But she kept the flying mortar and the pestle as you can see on the picture above.
I’m very interested in this short film and hope that when all the twelve films are finished they will publish them!
Here a list of the short films that already appeared:
くじらとり / Kujiratori / The whale hunt
コロの大さんぽ / Koro no ousanpo / Koro’s big day out
めいとこねこバス / Mei to Koneko Basu / Mei and the baby Cat Bus
やどさがし / Yadosagashi / House hunting
水グモもんもん / Mizugumo Monmon / Mon Mon the water spider
星をかった日 / Hoshi wo katta hi / The day I bought a star
ちゅうずもう / Chuzumo / A sumo wrestler’s tail
パン種とタマゴ姫 / Panndane to tamagohime / Mr. Dough and the egg princess
I will post more about them as soon as there is more information..