Studio Ghibli will announced their next project on December 16th, but some of you may not know why that’s a big deal. For those who don’t know, Ghibli is the animation studio founded by Hayao Miyazaki and behind such classics as My Neighbor Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies (the saddest movie ever made), and Spirited Away, which is the only anime to ever win the Best Animated Feature Oscar.
On the Ghibli Asemamire radio program [via Anime News Network via Nausicaa.com], producer and former Studio Ghibli head Toshio Suzuki announced that they’ll be revealing their next film on the 16th. Now before you go nuts and think this is Miyazaki’s next film, Suzuki explained that this project is from a new director and that they plan to debut the movie in theaters next year. As for the brilliant Miyazaki, he’s already at work on a different film which might open in four years. However, Miyazaki is currently animating a television commercial. The TV commercial will most likely be the greatest one ever made.