Rejoice, Studio Ghibli fans. Hayao Miyazaki has pulled himself out of retirement (again) for a new film about a tiny caterpillar named Boro.
The legendary 76-year-old director is credited with telling some of animation’s greatest stories, among them “Princess Mononoke,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Spirited Away” and “The Wind Rises.”
The new film, for which Miyazaki has already started working on storyboards, according to Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki, is expected to be an expansion of his 10-minute CGI film “Boro the Caterpillar.” “Right now in Tokyo, [Miyazaki] is putting all his effort into making [the feature],” Toshio said, according to Deadline.
The short film was originally created specifically to screen at the Studio Ghibli Museum in Tokyo as an exclusive.