Legendary Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli has announced that its next project will be an adaptation of the classic childrens book The Borrowers
. The book is about a family of tiny people called Borrowers who live in the house of normal sized people and live by 'borrowing' all that they need from their unaware hosts. If you haven't seen any Ghibli films before I implore you to watch their entire back catalogue immediately, classics include Princess Mononoke
and the Oscar winning Spirited Away
. The Borrowers
has been adapted a few times before, notably a 1997 film starring John Goodman and Jim Broadbent and also a BBC TV series which starred Ian Holm, but Ghibli will undoubtedly approach the material from a fresh angle judging by the quality of their previous output. The studio is also currently working on a film called The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter
with Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies
, My Neighbors the Yamadas
) directing. Both films are scheduled to be released next year.