Hayao Miyazaki has been hard at work on his anime short Boro the Caterpillar (Kemushi no Boro) for the past couple years, and it’s finally ready to make its debut. An update on the Ghibli Museum’s official website reveals that the short will start screening at the museum’s Doseiza Theater on March 21.
Tickets go on sale for the March screenings on February 10. Boro the Caterpillar clocks in at 14 minutes and 20 seconds, and marks the 10th original anime short film produced for exclusive screenings at the theater, which can seat 80 guests.
Just before dawn, Boro the Caterpillar hatched from an egg among patches of scrub grass. Looking around for the first time, he noticed the brilliance of the morning sun and a deliciousness in the air. Boro lowered himself down to the ground from the borogiku (groundsel), and stepped out into the world of caterpillars and caterpillars’ enemies.