Hayao Miyazaki may have been “quite serious” about his announce retirement a couple of years ago, but that really hasn’t stopped the acclaimed animation director from working on new projects.
Speaking in Tokyo, as reported by The Japan Times and The Wall Street Journal, Miyazaki announced that he’s working on a new short film that will use computer-generated graphics — a stark difference from his past animated projects. The film will reportedly focus on a hairy caterpillar and will be shown at the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan.
Despite his announced retirement, Miyazaki has previously discussed his intentions to work on other projects, but little else is currently known about the short film. Miyazaki’s last feature-length film was 2013’s The Wind Rises.