There have been many rumors that Japan’s Studio Ghibli, the production company behind Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and From Up on Poppy Hill, would no longer produce movies after Miyazaki retired in 2013. Fortunately, it looks like the Studio Ghibli family is back — and about to enter a new period of brilliance.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Studio Ghibli has confirmed that Goro Miyazaki, son of Hayao, is working on a feature film — no details or release date have been confirmed yet. Goro, 50, directed Tales from Earthsea (2006) and From Up on Poppy Hill (2011) and created a 26-episode TV series for Amazon Video called Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter, in 2014.
In the meantime, Hayao is working on a hand-drawn project Kimitachi wa do Ikiru ka (How do you Guys Live?).
Studio Ghibli co-founder and producer Toshio Suzuki also hinted at more films in the pipeline.
“Ghibli will keep making films,” Suzuki said. “That is the true path for Ghibli. Continuing on is all we can do; until the day we are unable to do so. That is what I have resolved to do.”