|Posted by Herwig Delvaux on March 10, 2011 at 7:00 AM|
(Updated April 2013)
Project Concept work & design is going on to give the "A dog of Flanders" , "Furandaasu no inu" (Jp) classic christmas story a permanent home in the city of Antwerpen, Belgium.
The story and it's versions :
Original story published in 1872, authour Ouida.
Interpreted in : 5 Holywood films, 1 Japanese anime film, 2 Japanese anime TV-series, 1 contribution in the "Old stories of the world" manga TV series in Japan, the Kanazawa Orchestral Ensemble multimedia version (* see video below), and 1 Japanese story transposition film.
More, one Belgian documentary project film version plus an exhibition and book about the story and the Japanese visitors to Antwerpen
Altogether allready 12 productions based on this story, produced between 1914 and 2009.
The visitor attraction will be aimed at both tourists and locals, and will connect closely to the cathedral with the famous paintings from P.P.Rubens, paintings that play a key role in the story, especially in the finale.
We keep people informed !
Interested co-developers, co-investors (investment financing will be basically private, and could attract public granting from the city after private money is ready) and/or sponsors can contact me.
Promo PDF text explaining the project, is available now in 3 languages : English, Japanese and Dutch
== Investment particopation partners are welcomed ==