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Acclaimed anime director Hayao Miyazaki is planning on coming out of retirement to turn the work-in-progress computer generated short film “Boro the Caterpillar” into a feature-length animated film, Anime News Network reports. Miyazaki was reportedly not satisfied with the project as a short, and first proposed a feature-length version in August, noting that if the project took him five years to make, he would be 80 years old upon completion.
Miyazaki’s proposal suggested he could finish the film by 2019, in time for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The director has reportedly begun work on the project despite not having an official green light yet.
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Ryan Lambie Sep 13, 2016
How does humanity quench its thirst for progress while at the same time protecting the environment? Can technology and nature exist side by side, or will our destructive tendencies always get in the way? Those are questions that underscore many of Hayao Miyazaki’s films, from the lighter-than-air eco fable Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind to his final animated feature, The Wind Rises.
In Miyazaki’s work, there’s a constant tension at play between nature and machines, between the tranquility of rural Japan and the industrial revolution of its post war era. The son of an aeronautical engineer, Miyazaki grew up as Japan rebuilt itself in the middle of the 20th century; he was born into a generation with »
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