Studio Ghibli Announces Future plans

September 29, 2009 by  
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The studio that brought you Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and the upcoming Ponyo have announced what their next film will be.

SlashFilm.com are reporting that Studio Ghibli, the Japanese equivalent of Disney, have released details of their next project.

The Tale of The Bamboo Cutter is one of Japan’s oldest folk tales. The co-founder of Ghibli, Isao Takahata, will be directing for the first time in over 10 years, his last film being My Neighbors the Yamadas in 1999.

Here’s a brief synopsis:

‘A baby girl from the moon is found in a stalk of bamboo and adopted by a bamboo cutter and his wife. The girl grows up and sets challenges for the many princes who come seeking her hand in marriage, a series of tasks which they find impossible’

There’s more to the movie but we don’t want to spoil it for you.

Asian Movie Pulse are also reporting that, “Hayao Miyazaki is in discussions with studio staff to make two more feature-length films in the next 3 years.” Miyazaki is one of Ghibli’s most revered directors and his next film Ponyo is set to make big bucks when it finally gets released worldwide next year.

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