Studio Ghibli co-founder and legendary animator, Hayao Miyazaki, is planning to return to the movie production business after a three-year hiatus. During a recent NHK television special titled Owaranai Hito Miyazaki Hayao (The Man Who Is Not Done), Hayao announced that he’s planning to come out of retirement to make a new feature film.
The movie is based on a story he’s been working on for 20 years called Kemushi no Boro (Boro the Caterpillar) which he’s currently developing into a 12-minute short for the Ghibli Museum. According to Hayao, the story follows “a tiny, hairy caterpillar, so tiny that it may be easily squished between your fingers.” Sounds right up our street.
If you can’t wait to see Miyazaki’s film come to life, then you can stave off your appetite with an upcoming TV series from Studio Ghibli. Earlier this year, Amazon announced Prime users will be able to stream Ronja the Robber’s Daughter on its site before 2017 rolls in.