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Producer Nishimura: Hayao Miyazaki Is Planning 3 More Ghibli Museum Shorts

posted on by Karen Ressler
Also: talks on commercials, TV series

Studio Ghibli producer Yoshiaki Nishimura revealed in an interview with UK news website Den of Geek on Tuesday that Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki is planning three more shorts for the Ghibli Museum. However, he did not say whether or not Miyazaki will direct these shorts himself—Miyazaki is only credited with directing seven of the nine existing shorts.

Nishimura said that Miyazaki's plan is to bring the total number of Ghibli Museum Shorts to 12 so they can be rotated once a month. He also mentioned that there are "talks" to create television series or 15-30 second televisions commercials, "but nothing is concrete."

Miyazaki retired from directing feature films in 2013, but he later said that he will continue to make shorts for the Ghibli Museum. Miyazaki told The Hollywood Reporter in 2014, "I do want to continue making short films such as the ones we show at the Ghibli Museum. I will continue making those. We will continue to make short films for the Ghibli Museum with a small staff of animators. But I think gradually it will quietly disappear in the future."

Hayao Miyazaki's son, Goro Miyazaki, revealed in a talk show last year that his father is making a CG-animated short for the museum, and Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki also added the following month that this short took three years to complete and will be 10 minutes long.

Hayao Miyazaki directed the Ghibli Museum Shorts "The Whale Hunt," "Koro's Big Day Out," "Mei and the Baby Cat Bus," "Mon Mon the Water Spider," "House Hunting," "The Day I Bought a Star," and "Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess." He also planned the other two shorts, "A Sumo Wrestler's Tail" and "Treasure Hunting." The shorts are exclusive to the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka in Japan.

The studio's latest feature film, When Marnie Was There from director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, opened in 2014.

Source: Den of Geek!

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