Studio Ghibli’s official Twitter account recently posted a photo of a Grogu figurine, hinting that the animation studio’s upcoming collaboration with Lucasfilm will be a Star Wars project.
On Thursday, Studio Ghibli tweeted a mysterious video teaser. The video, which has already amassed over 9.8 million views and 327,000 likes, solely features the Studio Ghibli and Lucasfilm logos without any additional text or background music.
— スタジオジブリ STUDIO GHIBLI (@JP_GHIBLI) November 10, 2022
In Studio Ghibli’s most recent tweet, which has already garnered over 49,000 likes, a figurine of Grogu — Baby Yoda from Disney Plus’ “The Manadalorian — is featured in front of an out-of-focus individual who appears to be Miyazaki, given his iconic gray sweater, glasses and white hair.
— スタジオジブリ STUDIO GHIBLI (@JP_GHIBLI) November 11, 2022
The tweet came days after the Disney Plus Italy Twitter account accidentally leaked news that a Grogu short is set to debut on Saturday. The now-deleted tweet revealed that the short is titled “Star Wars Zen – Grogu and the Dust Bunnies.”
Since Studio Ghibli and Lucasfilm have yet to officially announce details about their upcoming collaboration, countless social media users have already started speculating.
“A Star Wars anime feature film in the works?” one user commented on Studio Ghibli’s most recent tweet.
“So… This is the Grogu Christmas special everybody is talking about?” another user asked.
“So it will be a Ghibli Star Wars movie about a young Yoda,” another user wrote.