While we’re jumpy as a bunch of soot sprites waiting for Hayao Miyazaki’s upcoming feature film, his newest short for the Ghibli Museum at least seems well underway. ‘Boro the Caterpillar’ has been on the production line for well over a year by now, but it’s been scheduled to have its debut on March 21st.
When the CG short starts its museum run, it will be the first directorial work fans have seen from Miyazaki since The Wind Rises in 2013. He also conceived and wrote its story, about a little caterpillar who takes his hatchling’s steps into a dazzling and dangerous world.
Studio Ghibli chairperson Koji Hoshino said at the end of last year that he “hopes to see” the short appear at the Ghibli Museum in 2018. By all accounts then, we can expect it this year even if there are more delays. Either way, one thing we’ve learned through Miyazaki is that true works of art take time and care.