“I thought Goro wouldn’t measure up, but his Fighting Spirit exceeded my expectations, and I think the result was quite interesting,”
In the leadup to the August 27 theatrical opening of Earwig and the Witch, TOHO posted a long interview with Hayao Miyazaki, who is credited for the movie’s planning and development. Miyazaki commented on his son Goro Miyazaki‘s work as the film’s director.
He said that because it was his duty to make feature films, he couldn’t make Earwig and the Witch himself. He left it to producer Toshio Suzuki to find a director, and Suzuki suggested Goro.
“I thought Goro wouldn’t measure up, but his fighting spirit exceeded my expectations, and I think the result was quite interesting,” he said. “I think his use of CG was good. It’s quite a feat.” He added that he thought…