I came across this article on Facebook and unfortunately I cannot translate (if you find a translation or post your own translation, please let me know!), but from what I read on Facebook, this article alludes to the possibility of Hayao Miyazaki working on a short film for the Ghibli Museum. This would come after other short films under the Ghibli Museum name, including Mei and the Kittenbus (2002) which was also directed by Miyazaki.
I’ll keep you posted as more news comes out.
I’m not translating this, since it would take 30-45 minutes, but yeah, basically this article is saying Ghibli isn’t disbanding, it’s just not working on full length films anymore. Miyazaki also retired specifically from full length films, but did not retire from short films, so they are considering making a short film, but figuring out what to make the film on is difficult.
And then the third paragraph is about how animation is branching out from Japan to all of asia. Ideas for a movie might start in Japan, but, for instance, be produced in Thailand. That’s the way producer Suzuki (I think the quote is his, but I’d need to do a closer reading to make sure, since I don’t normally read newspapers in Japanese) thinks animation is currently going.
The third paragraph is actually pretty interesting, but if it’s misinterpreted, there’s some danger that it could become a misquote or easily misinterpreted if the wording isn’t right, so I’ll translate that paragraph fully if someone asks, but otherwise it’d take 20+ minutes for work I’m not being paid for/am not sure anyone will read, so I don’t want to do it unless there’s someone who actually wants to know what it says and it hasn’t been translated already.