What’s better than a new animated movie from one Miyazaki? Two movies from two Miyazakis—in which case, you’re in luck, because both the acclaimed director Hayao and his son, Goro, are officially working on feature films.
Storied Japanese anime house Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo) confirmed that the younger Miyazaki’s latest project is an as-yet untitled CG-animated work, while senior Miyazaki will utilize hand-drawing techniques for his upcoming work, How Do You Live?, a fantasy adventure flick reminiscent of 1986’s Castle in the Sky.
Ghibli hasn’t released a film since 2014’s When Marnie Was There, which Miyazaki took no part in due to his “retirement” in 2013. According to The Hollywood Reporter, How Do You Live? is excepted to be Hayao Miyazaki’s true final feature.
And, if you’re unfamiliar with Miyazaki’s body of work, New York’s IFC Center’s “The Complete Studio Ghibli” series starts today, screening 22 of the animator’s beloved films through January 11.