Internationally acclaimed anime film director's last dream
It is confirmed that the official site for Kon Satoshi's last anime film Yume-Miru Kikai (Dreaming Machine) has been disappeared since the end of last year. (http://yume-robo.com/). The official blog is still alive, but nothing has been posted since June 15th, 2011. After his death on August 24, 2010, the anime studio Madhouse tried to finish the film and officially announced it resumed production on the film in November 2010. But Masao Maruyama, the founder of Madhouse, revealed that production of the film had been halted due to lack of finances at Otakon in August 2011. Reportedly, 900 of 1500 shots had not been animated yet at the time. Satoshi Kon was an anime film director known for his internationally acclaimed films Perfect Blue (1998), Millennium Actress (2001), Tokyo Godfathers (2003), and Paprika (2006).
Source: Yajiuma Watch
Images © 2009 Mad House/Satoshi Kon