Special Effects 2014: ‘Princess Kaguya’ Is A Return To Simplicity

Old-school, hand-drawn animations make a comeback

If need a break from all the technological wizardry in the other films we’ve mentioned, Debevec says his favorite off-the-beaten-path animation of 2014 is The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, and we have to agree. This stunning hand-drawn film from Japan takes animation way back to the old-school of watercolor on paper. We recommend you give it a watch.


This stub is part of our “Best Of 2014” special effects package. You can check out the creativity and tech that went into other amazing films from this year here.

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya