One of the World's Most Beloved Animators Is Unretiring

Hayao Miyazaki working on another full-length feature
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2016 8:51 AM CST
One of the World's Most Beloved Animators Is Unretiring
Renowned Japanese animation film director Hayao Miyazaki.   (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

Turns out, one of the world's most acclaimed animators isn't done making movies yet. In what is big news in certain camps, Japan's Hayao Miyazaki, 75, is working on a full-length feature despite announcing his retirement from such ventures in 2013, reports Anime News Network. Back then, Miyazaki said he intended to work only on shorts, but he's found that one called Boro the Caterpillar is apparently too compelling to be crammed into that format. "If you’re a fan of lush animation, iconic characters, and evocative, thematically resonant filmmaking," this is awesome news, declares the Daily Dot. Miyazaki's films include Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away, which won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2003. (More Hayao Miyazaki stories.)

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