After announcing his retirement in 2013, Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki is set to return with an unprecedented project: a ten minute CGI animated short.

The film will be about a hairy caterpillar, and is expected to take three years to complete. The film is set to debut at the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo.

3D animated production is a new venture for Miyazaki's studio. Miyazaki told the Hollywood Reporter, "I do want to continue making short films such as the ones we show at the Ghibli Museum. I will continue making those. We will continue to make short films for the Ghibli Museum with a small staff of animators. But I think gradually it will quietly disappear in the future."

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