Studio Ghibli fans, rejoice! It looks like the iconic Japanese studio may not be dead after all. In a recent interview with the Associated Press about his latest, Oscar-nominated movie, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, director Isao Takahata seemed to have confirm that he is not retired and that Studio Ghibli is continuing to make movies! The interview had this to say:
Takahata has his mind set on his next work, a story about exploited girls, forced to work as nannies with infants strapped on their backs. Most lullabies in Japan were not for parents singing babies to sleep, but for such young women, crying out about their suffering, Takahata said.
While nothing has been confirmed and Takahata may be working independently from Studio Ghibli this time, this rumor certainly raises my hopes for my favorite animation studio.
What do you think about this rumor? Would you be interested in seeing this movie if it does actually get made?
Edited by: Kelly Conley