Miyazaki May Exit Partial Retirement for First CG Feature
Fans sort of assumed it was only a matter of time before Hayao Miyazaki canceled his (sixth) retirement, announced in all seriousness in 2013 when he was 73 and working on his “final” feature, The Wind Rises.
Last year, the acclaimed writer-director-producer announced a half step out, declaring his intent to create his first CG project — a 10-minute short for the Ghibli Museum, Boro the Caterpillar ( Kemushi no Boro).
Now, a TV special in Japan reveals Miyazaki has decided that the tale deserves the fulllength feature treatment — if Studio Ghibli agrees to produce it. No official agreement with the studio is in place, but Miyazaki is already tackling storyboards for the project.
Zootropolis, Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Clark Spencer.
• International: We Bare Bears, Daniel Chong, Manny Hernandez, Carrie Wilksen.
• Preschool — Animation: Hey Duggee, Grant Orchard, Janine Voong, Sue Goffe.
• Short Form: Good as Goaled, Tom Gran, Martin Woolley.
• Writer: The Amazing World of Gumball, writing team.
• Learning — Primary: I Can’t Go to School Today, production team.
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