MONONOKE director Miyazaki slated to make new film

As we reported in the past [AF 7/1/97], the

world-renowned Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki had decided to

hang up his white film gloves and never make a feature film again. Well

cheer up anime fans! The master is back to work on a new feature film. This

announcement ends a 2 1/2 year hiatus after PRINCESS MONONOKE broke box

office records all over Japan. What's the follow-up to the US$150 million

hit at the Japanese B.O.? The project is titled SEN TO CHIHIRO NO

KAMIKAKUSHI, a simpler tale of a 10-year-old girl whose parents are

transformed into pigs. Maybe this Miyazaki film will connect to more

angst-filled teens in America, and hopefully, Clare Daines will be

available again to do the English voice work.

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