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Miyazaki Short to Start Screening March 21

‘Boro the Caterpillar’ will run in rotation at the Ghibli Museum in Japan. 

Legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki’s new short film Boro the Caterpillar will begin screening March 21 at the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan.

A translated description of the 15-minute film reads:

“Just before the dawn breaks, Boro the Caterpillar hatches from an egg in the grass. The morning sun, the first he’d ever seen, was dazzlingly bright, and he drew in his first breaths of the delicious air of the world. He climbed down to the surface, where other caterpillars and hostile creatures were, and took his first steps upon this earth.”

The short will screen as one of a rotating selection of shorts in the museum’s celestial-themed theater, with other selections including Water Spider Monmon and Mei and the Kittenbus.

Miyazaki is hard at work on his feature, titled How Will You Live?, due in 2020 to coincide with the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Source:, Ghibli Museum

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