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Hayao Miyazaki to Make New Film & Revive Studio Ghibli

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Miyazaki's return could be to create a feature-length version of Boro.

Hayao Miyazaki, the creator behind anime masterpieces Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro, is coming out of retirement to make one last feature film. He'll also reportedly revive his Tokyo-based animation house Studio Ghibli, originally founded in 1985.

The company announced they'd be closing their doors back in 2013, but that hasn't stopped Miyazaki from working on a short for The Ghibli Museum, titled Kemushi no Boro (Boro The Caterpillar). Rumors now swirl that Miyazaki's return to moviemaking could be to create a feature-length version of Boro, though there's no official news on what the new project will be about.

Back in July, Miyazaki met with members of his old team to discuss the possibility of embarking on another film, Empire reports. He also announced plans to hire new, young creatives and have them begin training at his studio in October.

A documentary, Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki, capturing Miyazaki's creative process working on Boro and his life since 2013, was released this year. The film's director, Kaku Arakawa, told Little White Lies, "When I started filming and following Miyazaki for this documentary, he kept saying that 'I am just a retired old man.' But when he started working together with young CGI artists, I could see his fire started blazing again."

Check out the Never-Ending Man trailer, below.

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