Miyazaki Comes Out of Retirement to Direct Feature for Disney

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The Walt Disney Studios announced today that revered animation director Hayao Miyazaki will come out of retirement to direct a remake of Disney’s 1985 animated feature The Black Cauldron. “We couldn’t be more thrilled that Hayao Miyazaki has agreed to lead this exciting project,” said a Disney executive. “The Black Cauldron is one of the films in our canon that, well, could use a reboot. Miyazaki wanted a meaty project, particularly one with an oracular pig, so we decided to give him this one.” Miyazaki had no comment.

Disney fan response has been mixed. While some welcome the news, others question why we need another visit to the world of Prydain. “One time was more than enough,” said one fan on Facebook. Another fan wrote, “I hope that Gurgi is uninvited to the party.”

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The new version of The Black Cauldron is scheduled for release on November 21, 2018.

Are you excited for another adventure with Taran, Princess Eilonwy, and Hen Wen? Let us know in the comments below.

[UPDATE – 04/02/14] Hopefully everyone was able to figure out this was our April Fools’ joke for yesterday.

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