Hayao Miyazaki is back -- with a 3D CG short

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Devindra Hardawar
July 13th, 2015
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Hayao Miyazaki is back -- with a 3D CG short

Here's some bittersweet news for fans of Studio Ghibli's animation genius Hayao Miyazaki: He's back in the directing chair! But, it's for a 3D CG short, not a traditional animated feature, Variety reports. Miyazaki effectively retired from feature directing with his last film, The Wind Rises, but he always left the door open for other projects. The new CG short will center on a hairy caterpillar (who's sure to break your heart somehow), and marks the first time Miyazaki has worked with 3D in a major project. It might be a while before you see it, though. The untitled film will take three years to complete, and it's being made for Ghibli's Tokyo museum. It's unclear if it'll be shown anywhere else. If you're still looking for a Miyazaki fix, and you've seen all of this films already, be sure to check out the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (streaming on Netflix), which masterfully covers the making of The Wind Rises.

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