Toshiko Hata is an animator and illustrator who specializes in stop-motion horror comedy. Her decision to mix horror and comedy is based on her belief that these 2 genres offer the most liberating experiences for the viewer.
Hata was born in 1985.
Major animated works
"Memory of usual days" (2008)
"Where he can relax" (2010)
"Rootless heart" (2011)
･ Official Competition Entry at the 2011 Ottawa International Animation Festival
･ Jury's Choice at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
"MELODY OF FUNHOUSE" (2013)
･ Yubari Fantastic Film Festival - Special Invitation
･ Spotlight Award at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017
MELODY OF FUNHOUSE
A girl who hates playing the piano is transported to a fantasy world where puppets can move. This work is notable for the great range in the puppets' movement and the catchy music.
A girl and boy wander into an abandoned house, where a mysterious being starts hunting them for their hearts. This work marks Hata's most direct foray into the horror genre.
In this horror comedy, Romeros -- an alpaca-like alien -- loses contact with his home planet when his ship crash-lands on Earth during a research expedition. This is Hata's latest work, released just this year.