Lucasfilm And Studio Ghibli Tease Future Collaboration On A Mystery Project

It could be said the most important development Lucasfilm has made towards Star Wars isn’t just shows on Disney+, but the incorporation of animation into the storytelling. Even before The Mandalorian, there were successful animated series such as The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Recently we’ve seen the release of Tales from the Jedi, and the anime-influenced Star Wars: Visions. It’s that last one that has a new volume of short episodes coming up, and based on a new tweet by Studio Ghibli, Lucasfilm could finally be teaming up with the legendary animators.

Earlier today on Twitter, Studio Ghibli tweeted a video that shows their company logo alongside the Lucasfilm logo. That’s all the information it gave us, but the suggestion is clear: Star Wars from the legendary studio that Hayao Miyazaki built is finally a real thing that is happening in the world.

And since Star Wars: Visions is coming up, the assumption is this collaboration is part of that. But what if it’s something more? I know I’m not alone in wanting to see a feature-length Star Wars movie from Studio Ghibli.

Studio Ghibli is the legendary animation house co-created by Hayao Miyazaki. They’ve been behind some of the greatest anime films ever including Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, The Wind Rises, and Princess Mononoke. Their most recent feature was 2020’s Earwig and the Witch. Next up for them is Miyazaki’s return to filmmaking with How Do You Live?

Travis Hopson
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