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Hayao Miyazaki has reopened Studio Ghibli for a new film

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Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro) has brought us many wonderful animated movies. When he announced his retirement in 2013 it was a sad day and The Wind Rises was his last film. However, he has been hinting that he was working on something new.

It was a short film called Boro the Caterpillar. However, the director felt it was better suited as a full-length feature and has started working on storyboards, with a goal to release the film in 2019.

Then a couple of days ago it was announced that Studio Ghibli’s production department has officially been reopened, which is just wonderful news. It is assumed it is for Boro the Caterpillar, but we will have to wait and see.

The official Studio Ghibli site posted this:

In his newsletter dated 10 August, Studio Ghibli announced the reopening of its production department, marked for this new beginning by organizing a small opening ceremony on 3 July.

On this occasion, Hayao Miyazaki brought together his main collaborators already engaged on his new feature film to talk to them about the project.

Studio Ghibli also confirmed that it had begun recruiting new staff (drawings / intervals, sets) for this new production, which was completed on 20 July.

The Studio has announced that it has never received so many requests, many from abroad.

As planned, the selected candidates will be trained in October and for a period of 6 months, before moving gradually into the production of the film which is still not known.

Via The Playlist

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