When Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from animated feature films back in 2013, you just knew that it wouldn’t last.
In fact, he’s been occupying his time making what was initially a short film called “Kemushi no Boro” (Boro the Caterpillar) for the Ghibli Museum. It’s based on a story that’s been knocking around his head for 20 years about “a tiny, hairy caterpillar, so tiny that it may be easily squished between your fingers.” Apparently, he was dissatisfied with the 12-minute short and has decided to turn it into a feature film that he hopes to have completed before the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
The only snag is that the film hasn’t been greenlit yet. Not that it matters. This is Miyazaki we’re talking about.