On Thursday (November 10), Studio Ghibli teased a collaboration with Lucasfilm in a mysterious video featuring both companies’ logos.
The animation studio sent fans into a frenzy with a 15-second clip that has amassed 9.8 million views at the time of writing.
Lucasfilm has collaborated with anime studios in the past, leading fans to believe another Star Wars spin-off is on its way.
Studio Ghibli then all but confirmed a Star Wars project is in the works, by sharing a cryptic image of a Grogu statuette on a table, with a blurred Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli, in the background.
Furthermore, a Grogu short film will be released on Disney+ on Saturday, November 12, the three-year anniversary of The Mandalorian.
News of the short film, titled Grogu and Dust Bunnies, was leaked by Disney+ Italy, who accidentally tweeted a lineup of new shows, which included the short film.
Disney+ quickly deleted the tweet, but not before Twitter users caught wind of it.
However, neither Studio Ghibli nor Lucasfilm have confirmed that the short film being released tomorrow is a part of their collaboration.
The new Baby Yoda short film could be a separate standalone Lucasfilm project. But if it is, animation fans can look forward to a Studio Ghibli crossover in the near future.