It appears that Studio Ghibli short films will be added to the compilation in the Ghibli Museum and director Hayao Miyazaki might helm the project.
Three years in his retirement, the Japanese Studio director may be back in creating shorts for the Ghibli Museum. The co-founder directed seven out of nine shorts in the compilation.
The film studio’s producer, Yoshiaki Nishimura, recently shared Ghibli’s plans of adding three more short films in the collection.
In his interview with Den of Geek, Nishimura said “Miyazaki’s plan is to produce 12 short films to be shown at the museum.”
“If there are 12 of them, we can rotate them once a month. At the moment, they have nine, so there are three more to go,” he added. The producer also mentioned in the interview that there are “talks” to create 15- to 30-second TV commercials.
According to Anime News Network, Miyazaki’s son, Goro, shared last year that his father is already planning to make CG-animated short films. The studio’s co-founder, Toshio Suzuki, even mentioned that the short took around three years to create and it is only 10 minutes.
The website names the Ghibli shorts of the 72-year old director as follows: “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.”
The director is also slated to release two other shorts namely “A Sumo Wrestler’s Tail” and “Treasure Hunting.”
As much as Studio Ghibli fans would love to watch all these shorts, the Ghibli short films are only available at Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan.
Hayao Miyazaki can be considered as one of the legendary directors in Japanese animation. He is known for directing the 2003 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, “Spirited Away”. His other famous works are “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Princes Mononoke”, and his last film, Oscar nominee, “The Wind Rises.”