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Always be my beating heart as creative legends Studio Ghibli have collaborated with Lucasfilm to create a star wars animated short film.
The movie centers around Baby Yoda, also known as Grogu if you’re naughty, and will feature the adorable wee dust bunnies-slash-soot sprites of Taken away as if by magic. Scream, cry, vomit, make concept art my screensaver for eternity.
Studio Ghibli caused a stir on the internet by posting a video of the Lucasfilm and Ghibli logos on Twitter. It’s potentially one of the only good things to come out of Twitter in recent weeks.
— スタジオジブリ STUDIO GHIBLI (@JP_GHIBLI) November 10, 2022
The studio then shared a mysterious Grogu action figure. Founder of Ghibli Hayao Miyazaki can also be seen blurred in the background.
— スタジオジブリ STUDIO GHIBLI (@JP_GHIBLI) November 11, 2022
It has now been confirmed that the hand-drawn short Zen – Grogu and the Dust Bunnies will be released on Disney+ on November 12. The short film will be directed by katsuya kondowho worked on iconic Ghibli movies like My Neighbor Totoro and Ponyo.
At this time, we don’t have any plot details, but the cover art is really adorable. Look at all those little guys!
Zen – Grogu and Dust Bunnies, an original hand-drawn animated short by Studio Ghibli.
— Star Wars | Andor and Tales of the Jedi on Disney+ (@starwars) November 12, 2022
Perhaps it will be revealed that the dust bunnies have always been masters of the Force. Hopefully they aren’t secretly Sith lords.
All I’m going to say is that I would just love an animated series dedicated to Baby Yoda’s adventures with the Dust Bunnies. Or maybe we could copy a full Ghibli and star wars collaborative movie?
I call it now: the Ewoks would be ideal candidates for a My Neighbor Totoro– style change. Disney, I’m here if you want more story ideas.
Frankly, the timing couldn’t be better as Studio Ghibli’s official theme park in Japan opened on November 1st. It looks absolutely amazing and yes, I’m also hoping for a Baby Yoda install there now. We can only dream.
You can catch Zen – Grogu and the Dust Bunnies on Disney+, so break out your lightsabers and popcorn in preparation.
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Picture: Disney/Studio Ghibli