November 5, 2007
Murakami the DreamWorks Movie
A little birdie over at the Seattle Louis Vuitton told me the rumor that Japanese artist Murakami is set to team up with Jeffrey Katzenberg & DreamWork to make an animated film.
Soon as I got home, I googled it and discovered an article via e!:
â€œIâ€™m told just a couple of days after Katzenberg was first introduced to Murakami at an Oct. 27 panel discussion on animation at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), they were already meeting to talk about working together.
Murakami currently has his own 100-person Kaikai Kiki studio in Tokyo that, according to a recent Variety report, is â€œdesigned to compete with the likes of Disney.â€?
â€œKatzenberg really wants him,â€? a source reports. â€œI wouldnâ€™t be surprised if a deal is already done.â€?
Murakami is probably one of the most fashionable artists today. His work with Marc Jacobs for Ã¼ber-chic Louis Vuitton includes handbags emblazoned with the fashion houseâ€™s logo in 33 differentâ€”and very brightâ€”colors. He also inspired the cherry blossom logo that became an international hit for LV about four years ago. Some of his LV bags retail for as much as $5,000.â€?