Thursday, June 17, 2004

Japan, by way of Iowa: Iowa's Quad-City Times reports on the arrival of the $50,000 Jump to Japan traveling exhibit at the Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center:

"Visitors can learn about animation that made the film, My Neighbor Totoro, by watching snippets of the show through a projector box and then creating their own animations in an 'animation station.'

"Another part of the display focuses on manga, which are comic-book-type characters with huge eyes that are featured in oversized books and large wooden puzzles. Visitors can draw their own manga creations."