In the winter 2004, I visited the Ghibli museum in Tokyo. It was an inspiring trip.
In addition to Miyazaki’s animation, there was a special exhibition of Yuri Norstein’s work.
Their theater also showed Norstein’s two shorts, “ the Heron and the Crane” and “the Hedgehog in the Fog”. I was amazed at this Russian animator’s art. It showed me another world of animation.
I bought a poster which showed the storyboard of “the Hedgehog in the Fog”.