Studio Ghibli co-founder Takahata Isao returns with new film

14 December 2012 / 3 years 10 months ago

Source: TwitchfilmStudio Ghibli co-founder Takahata Isao has been away from the director's chair for quite a long time now. His most recent directing credit is as part of 2003 anthology Winter Days.His most recent feature? 1999 effort My Neighbors The Yamadas. So word of a new feature from Takahata is very big news indeed.The film is The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter (Taketori Monogatari), an adaptation of a popular folk tale about a princess discovered as a baby growing inside the stalk of a glowing piece of bamboo.Word of the project has been circulating for a while now but Studio Ghibli have just formally announced the project along with word that Takahata has co-written the script with Sakaguchi Riko while Ikibe Shinichiro is composing the music.

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