Not every film from Studio Ghibli is a home run but they’re always worthy of attention, especially when they come from co-founders Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) and Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies). Miyazaki has announced that he’s preparing a new film that’s an “autobiography” although he did not specify if it’s his autobiography or someone else’s. It’s worth noting that last year Miyazaki said he’s considering a sequel to his 1992 film, Porco Rosso. Whatever he chooses, don’t expect it any time soon since there’s usually a four-year wait between Miyazaki’s films (such is the nature of animation).
As for Takahata, he hasn’t directed a film since 1999’s My Neighbors the Yamadas but according to Twitch, he’s “reportedly working on a new film based on the classic Japanese tale about a princess who was discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a bamboo plant.” That’s what makes bamboo so great: food for pandas, material for chairs, princess producer. It’s a versatile plant.
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