Hayao Miyazaki Is Coming Out of Retirement to Direct One Final Anime Movie!
It looks like legendary anime film director Hayao Miyazaki is going to step out of retirement to develop another anime feature film! Miyazaki retired three years ago, but still said he would direct some short films for Ghibli Museum. I guess when you love to do something so much, I imagine that it's not easy to stay away forever.
One of the shorts he's been working on is a CG animated film called "Kemushi no Boro" (Boro the Caterpillar). Well, according to Anime News Network, he's not satisfied with the project as a short film, and he wants to develop it as a feature film as well!
The 12-minute short should be completed in about another year and will only be screened at the Ghibli Museum. This is a story that Miyazaki has been planning for almost 20 years, so it makes sense that he would also want to develop it as a feature film. He describes the short as "a story of a tiny, hairy caterpillar, so tiny that it may be easily squished between your fingers."
The director already presented the project proposal for the feature film. and according to the report, he said that the feature would take him up to five years to make. He would be 80 years old at the end. In the schedule listed in his proposal, Miyazaki suggested that the film could be done by 2019, before the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo."
Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki said that Miyazaki will draw up the storyboards for the film "until he dies," and another staffer "dryly noted that this would make the movie a huge hit." The film project hasn't been officially greenlit yet, but that hasn't stopped him from developing it! This will most likely be Miyazaki's final film, and I'm so happy that he's going to make it!