In conjunction with film director Tomoyasu Murata, Toei Animation is launching a project on Japanese crowdfunding website Makuake to produce a 3 minute pilot for a stop-motion animation adaptation of The Animal Family, a classic 1965 children's novel written by Randall Jarrell and illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are). Hit the jump to learn more.
Children's literature lost its great, transformative luminary today in Maurice Sendak, who passed away at age 83 after complications from a stroke. Where the Wild Things Are was known around the world, with its recognition only amplified by the Spike Jonze adaptation. After the jump, see a gallery of tribute art from Japanese online art community Pixiv.