A Baby Yoda Short Film Has Been Confirmed By Studio Ghibli And Lucasfilm
Studio Ghibli set the internet abuzz on Thursday when it hinted at a collaboration with Lucasfilm. And now, Disney+ has given the project a name
Studio Ghibli, founded in 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki, is the Oscar-winning studio behind classic films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl's Moving Castle, among many others.
The iconic production company founded by George Lucas in 1971, Lucasfilm, is best known for its work on the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Recently, the company collaborated with seven anime studios on the anthology series Star Wars: Visions.
On Thursday, Studio Ghibli sparked speculation about a collaboration with Lucasfilm. Zen - Grogu and Dust Bunnies is the name given to the project by Disney+. Katsuya Kondo's original animated short Zen will be released this Saturday, November 12, as both Disney+ and its critically acclaimed Star Wars series The Mandalorian celebrate their third birthdays.
Grogu, the breakout Mandalorian character known to many as Baby Yoda, is the film's protagonist. The music for the hand-drawn piece will be composed by the show's Oscar- and Emmy-winning composer, Ludwig Göransson, who most recently wrote the score for Marvel's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
It is not yet clear what the project is, what medium it will be in, or who will be involved. The revered Japanese animation studio's video post simply displayed its own logo alongside that of the famed Disney subsidiary, which could not be reached for comment this morning. However, the possibility of something significant stemming from the enigmatic message gained credence when it was retweeted by Walt Disney Pictures' President of Marketing Asad Ayaz.