Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki retired in 2013, however that hasn’t stopped him from making movies.
The 79-year-old director’s subsequent venture — entitled Kimi-tachi wa Dou Ikiru ka? (How Do You Live?) and based mostly on a narrative of the identical identify — is effectively underway and is about to be a “big, fantastical story,” based on Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki, who spoke with Entertainment Weekly by a translator in regards to the studio’s upcoming tasks.
Suzuki, who expressed hesitance about Miyazaki’s return to directing (“That’s not a great idea because he’s achieved so much already”), stated that the director is attempting new strategies as a way to differentiate his upcoming tasks from previous works. One of these strategies contains spending extra money and time and drawing extra frames.
“We are still hand-drawing everything, but it takes us more time to complete a film because we’re drawing more frames,” Suzuki stated. “So, there are extra drawings to attract than earlier than. Back after we have been making [1988’s] My Neighbor Totoro, we solely had eight animators. Totoro we made in eight months. [For] the present movie that Hayao Miyazaki is engaged on, we now have 60 animators, however we’re solely capable of provide you with one minute of animation in a month. That means 12 months a yr, you get 12 minutes price of film. Actually, we’ve been engaged on this movie for 3 years, so which means we now have 36 minutes accomplished up to now. We’re hoping it is going to end within the subsequent three years.”
How Do You Live? follows a younger boy who strikes in together with his uncle and experiences a “spiritual change.” In addition to Miyazaki’s tasks, Ghibli additionally has a film helmed by his son Gorō (Tales of Earthsea, From Up on Poppy Hill) within the works, a computer-animated adaptation of an unnamed story from England with a “wise girl” on the heart.
All Studio Ghibli movies are presently out there for digital buy, and will likely be out there to stream on HBO Max when it launches later this month.
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