Studio Ghibli, one of the most famous animation studios in the world recently teased fans with some great news. In their New year’s greeting the studio announced that the director Hayao Miyazaki is working on two films in 2020. From the looks of it, the studio is going to have a great start of the new decade. In the message, they have mentioned the upcoming Ghibli Park, which will have attractions based on the studio’s most famous works, the kabuki stage play adaptation of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, “active overseas expansion” and, of course, the brand new films that will be produced within this year.
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It’s been 6 years since Hayao Miyazaki’s last feature film, The Wind Rises, was released. The iconic director announced in 2013 that he’s retiring from creating feature films.
However, in 2017 he came back from his retirement to work on ‘How Do You Live?’ which is one of the two films the studio will be releasing this year. Studio Ghibli hasn’t given any new on the second film yet.
“Happy New Year, everyone.
We here at Studio Ghibli are ever appreciative of your continued support.
This past year was not a bad one for Studio Ghibli, with Kabuki and other stage adaptations, the official announcement of Ghibli Park, many active developments into overseas markets, and quite a few more developments. However, the country of Japan saw many natural disasters such as torrential rain and typhoons, and it pains us to think of the many people who are still living with the aftermath of those terrible events. We offer our sincere condolences to those affected, as well as a prayer for speedy recovery to their normal lifestyles.
In the Chinese zodiac, 2020 is the year of the rat. Rats produce numerous offspring, and because of this they are seen as a symbol of prosperity of descendants, as well as the servants of the god of the harvest. We hope this will be a year in which the stagnant mood of society is revitalized, and one which provides great hope for the future.
Studio Ghibli is currently working on two new film projects. Also, the construction of Ghibli Park is picking up speed, so we think we’ll have a lot of exciting updates for you all this year.
Studio Ghibli goes back to work on Monday, January 6. We look forward to your continued support for our studio and our productions throughout 2020.