What's the point of making a live-action Kiki's Delivery Service if the cat is going to be CG? No, let me rephrase that. What's the point of making a live-action Kiki's Delivery Service?

Recently on Japanese television, the first images of the movie version of Jiji, the black cat, were shown.

If you have never seen the classic Studio Ghibli movie that's based on the book Kiki's Delivery Service, here is what the anime Jiji looks like:

Studio Ghibli is not involved with the live-action Japanese feature film.

And here is the upcoming computerized version (images via Hachima):

Of course the cat has to be CG—they can't have a real cat flying around on a broomstick with Kiki, can they? Well, maybe they can! Or they could do a mix of CG cat and real cat. Or maybe they could have done a totally different movie altogether. The possibilities are endless, really.

実写版『魔女の宅急便』ジジの映像初公開!!テレビで寿美菜子さんも紹介されたぞ!! [はちま起稿]

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