Hayao Miyazaki: Exploring the themes of the director’s magical anime

Thank you for sharing, I love all of his films.

Life & Soul Magazine

Hayao Miyazaki, the much celebrated Japanese animator, may have “officially” retired in 2013, but fans knew he would re-surface at some point, marking his return to the drawing board and big screen with his magical anime.

The movie he came out of retirement to make is called Kemushi No Boro (Boro the Caterpillar). Little is known about this short animation, that is expected to premiere at the Ghibli Musuem in Japan this summer, other than it is “a story about a tiny, hairy caterpillar, so tiny that it maybe easily squashed between your fingers”, according to the director himself.

It is rumoured that Hayao Miyazaki is working on a feature-length version of the movie to be completed by 2019, in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Hayao Miyazaki, one of animation’s most revered directors, has been working on the animated story of Boro for 20 years. As with all…

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