Miyazaki's New Animation Project
Earlier this week, Studio Ghibli held a press conference where they announced the next film to be directed by acclaimed animation director, Hayao Miyazaki (Princess Mononoke). To be released in Japanese movie theaters in the summer of 2001, the project is tentatively titled "Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi" (A Thousand and Chihiro's Spirited Away). The film takes place in modern-day Japan and is about a ten year-old girl, Chihiro, whose parents were transformed into pigs, she travels to the land of spirits where adventures lie-in-wait. American Animation producer, Disney, is partially funding the project.