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MIYAZAKI MAY RETURN, SAYS JAPANESE STUDIO CHIEF

August 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Only days after it was reported — erroneously — that Japan’s Studio Ghibli was about to shut down following the retirement of famed animation director Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki has said that Miyazaki, the director of such classic anime films as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, "may make something again." Appearing today (Thursday) on Japan’s NHK television network, Suzuki said that Miyazaki has already talked to him about making a short film for the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo. As for the studio itself, Suzuki seemed to imply that it may be moving away from handdrawn animation (something that Miyazaki himself had said he would never do) and embrace CGI animation, as virtually every other animation studio, including longtime holdout Disney, has done. "We’re changing the way we make [animated movies]," Suzuki said.