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.
<em>Toshiko Hata</em><br />Hata was born in 1985.<br /><br /><em>Major animated works</em><br />"Memory of usual days" (2008)<br />"Where he can relax" (2010)<br />"Rootless heart" (2011)<br />･ Official Competition Entry at the 2011 Ottawa International Animation Festival<br />･ Jury's Choice at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival<br />"MELODY OF FUNHOUSE" (2013)<br />･ Yubari Fantastic Film Festival - Special Invitation<br />"PACALIEN" (2017)<br />･ Spotlight Award at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017<br />
<em>MELODY OF FUNHOUSE</em><br />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.
<em>Rootless heart</em><br />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.
<em>PACALIEN</em><br />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.