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When Marnie Was There Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi: Next Project Might Be Ghibli Work

posted on by Karen Ressler
Director will attend Oscars ceremony on February 28

When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty director Hiromasa Yonebayashi said in an interview with The Associated Press that his next project might be a Studio Ghibli work. However, he declined to share any details on what this project might be.

Yonebayashi left the staff of Studio Ghibli at the end of 2014. He stated that he would like to continue to make works, and he would like his next film to be the "opposite" of Marnie.

When Marnie Was There was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Award at the 88th Academy Awards. Yonebayashi will attend the February 28 ceremony in Los Angeles and wear a tuxedo provided by Studio Ghibli.

"I feel extremely honored," Yonebayashi said. "The legacy and the trust that Studio Ghibli built over the years and the works we have created with members of our team won a positive evaluation."

When asked about what he's learned about animation from Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, Yonebayashi answered, "It's everything. Movement, the way to think when drawing a picture, how to draw a line, everything. They all became part of me."

Source: ABC News

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