Hayao Miyazaki to Come Out of Retirement With New Film
He’s the 75-year-old comeback kid. Oscar-winning anime master Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Japan’s Studio Ghibli, retired in 2013 after finishing an animated biopic of a WWII airplane inventor. But a recent TV special revealed footage of the director working on a new film, Boro the Caterpillar — which began as a short but will now be a full-length feature, his first using CG animation. Miyazaki, who normally takes five years per film, says he hopes to finish by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.