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Studio Ghibli Director Hayao Miyazaki Coming Out of Retirement for ‘Boro The Caterpillar’

14 November 2016 7:47 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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.

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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.

This isn’t the first time Miyazaki has changed his mind about retirement. The director of “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Princess Mononoke” and “Howl’s Moving Castle” first »

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