Hayao Miyazaki and his son are working on two new Studio Ghibli productions.
That’s according to Vincent Maraval, the founder of Wild Bunch distribution company, who Tweeted the news yesterday (January 21).
As Konbini reports, Maraval made the claim after visiting the legendary studio.
He wrote (translated from French: “I can report that Miyazaki senior and junior are at work. 2 new Studio Ghibli productions are underway and the drawings are in-cre-di-ble! Really exciting.”
Je peux témoigner, miyazaki pere et fils sont au travail. 2 nouvelles productions des studios ghibli sont en cours et les dessins sont in-cro-ya-bles ! Tres grosse emotion
— VINCENT MARAVAL ?? (@MARAVALV) January 21, 2019
No further details about the two productions were provided by Maraval.
Miyazaki, 78, came out of retirement in 2016 after three years away. His last feature film, The Wind Rises, was released in 2013.
More recently he’s been working on How Do You Live? with Studio Ghibli, which is expected to surface next year.
The Studio Ghibli co-founder also has a short film called Boro the Caterpillar, which has been in the works for decades. The 12-minute film, originally planned for the Ghibli Museum, is now being adapted into a film feature for 2019.
Meanwhile, Miyazaki is involved in a reforestation awareness-raising campaign in the “Tokoro no Mori” forest, which is where he found inspiration for My Neighbor Totoro (1988).