Murakami Will Open Animation Studio in LA

Stills from Kaikai Kiki Animation Episode 1, Planting the Seeds. ©2007 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  

The LA Times reports that Takashi Murakami will open an animation studio in LA. He’s already produced a few shorts starring his mascot characters Kaikai and Kiki, as well as a video for Kanye West. The first project will be a full-length feature based on the “Planting the Seeds” shorts that were created for an exhibition. Via Anime News Network.