After announcing his retirement in 2013, Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki reveals that he wants to return for one more film!
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14 Nov 2016 - 3:36 PM  UPDATED 14 Nov 2016 - 3:37 PM

It seems like you can't keep Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki from doing what he loves!

On the recently-aired NHK television special "The Man Who Is Not Done: Hayao Miyazaki", the acclaimed director has stated that he wants to come out of retirement so he can work on a new feature film.

Ever since he announced his latest retirement in 2013, Miyazaki has been working on "Kemushi no Boro (Boro The Caterpillar)", a CGI short film for the Studio Ghibli Museum that he's been planning for almost 20 years. However, the television special revealed that Miyazaki was not satisfied with the project as a short film, and he has reportedly proposed that the short be turned into a feature-length film to the studio.

In his proposal, Miyazaki did note that a feature film will take him up to five years to make - meaning he would be 80 years old by its scheduled completion - but should he stick to his timetable, he could have "Boro The Caterpillar" completed by 2019 and before the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

While the project has not officially been green-lit, Miyazaki has already begun animation work for the film and he plans on creating storyboards for around 100 cuts of footage. 

We're always stoked for whenever a Studio Ghibli film is announced, and we absolutely can't wait to see what film Hayao Miyazaki has in store for us!

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