A few days ago, Studio Ghibli published a teaser video with its logo and the studio logo of Lucasfilm ono Twitter, as well as a photo of the Grogu figure. Now it became clear what these posts allude to.
— スタジオジブリ STUDIO GHIBLI (@JP_GHIBLI) November 10, 2022
Apparently, the two companies have been working on a hand-drawn short film by Studio Ghibli. It is called Zen: Grogu and Dust Bunnies, starring beloved alien kid from The Mandalorian with a strong affinity for the Force and susuwatari from Hayao Miyazaki’s cartoons My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away.
As reports IGN, the short was directed by Katsuya Kondō, known for his character design work and style that is closely related to the films of Studio Ghibli. The film also features music by Ludwig Göransson, who created soundtraks the previous two seasons of The Mandalorian.
Grogu will return and reunite with Mando in The Mandalorian season three, after he left to train at Luke’s Jedi Temple at the end of season two. Disney gave fans a glimpse of what they can expect from the series next year in a trailer released at D23 in September.