Hayao Miyazaki Confirms New Animation Project in CGI

How's retirement treating you, Miyazaki?

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At a recent press conference at Studio Ghibli in Tokyo, animator Hayao Miyazaki confirmed that he’s started exploring the computer graphics medium with a new, upcoming project. It’ll be very exciting to see Miyazaki, whose amazing and fluid hand drawn animations have been a strong trademark of Studio Ghibli, incorporate CGI into his storytelling. The studio has dabbled in computer animation before, but never to a large extent.

The project is a 10-minute short about a caterpillar named Boro, and will screen at the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo. Miyazaki estimates that the piece will be complete in three years, but hopefully sooner. His most recent film, The Wind Rises, was beautifully animated, and I love that despite being “retired,” Miyazaki, at 74, keeps challenging himself to tell great stories.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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