Although he's been in and out of retirement a few times in recent years, Miyazaki is still pushing forward at 72 and breaking new ground at Studio Ghibli. His next feature film, Kaze Tachinu, will be released in Japanese theaters this summer as a double feature with Isao Takahata's new film Kaguya-hime no Monogatari. This release will mark the second double feature from Miyazaki and Takahata after the pairing of Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka) and My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro) in 1988.
I am eagerly looking forward to Miyazaki's next film and the continuation of what has already been a long and successful career in animation. Happy Birthday!