After The Boy and the Heron, Hayao Miyazaki is preparing a new “nostalgic” film

After The Boy and the Heron, Hayao Miyazaki is preparing a new “nostalgic” film

Good news for Studio Ghibli fans!

After receiving the Honorary Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival a few days ago, from Juan Antonio Bayona, member of the jury, Studio Ghibli still has new stories as rich as they are poetic to tell.

During an exhibition inaugurated at the Ghibli Museum in Japan, the creator's son, Goro Miyazaki – the very one who came to pick up the precious Cannes sesame packaged in a box – suggested to the Japanese media Oricon that his father, Hayao Miyazakiwas designing new visuals and was clearly not about to retire:

“I don't know yet if this will actually be for his next film, but it looks like a nostalgic action adventure film that reminds us of the good old days.”

After the success of their latest film, The Boy and the Heron, released in 2023, Ghibli is still on the rise and it would be a shame to stop there. As a reminder, this animated film recorded one and a half million admissions in France and won the Golden Globe as well as the Oscar for best animated film.

But then, what can we expect? When we talk about nostalgia, we obviously think of the first Ghibli films – namely The castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), or Kiki, the little witch (1989). But who says action, says Princess Mononoke (1997) or The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), directed by Miyazaki before the creation of the studio.

Since the launch of Ghbili in 1985, around twenty films, which have now become animation classics and valuable sources of inspiration, have been made. And as said Toshio Suzuki, co-founder of Studios Ghibli, upon hearing the news of the Honorary Palme d'Or:

“Although Miyazaki and I have aged, I am confident that Studio Ghibli will continue to take on new challenges, led by teams who will carry on the spirit of the company.”

We were at the Studio Ghibli Honorary Palme d'Or ceremony

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