Studio Ghibli's legendary director, Hayao Miyazaki, 82, still has not put his pencil down, an executive at the Japanese animation studio says after its long awaited feature, "The Boy and the Heron," opened the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 7.

Miyazaki, who was not present at the film festival, is the internationally renowned director behind hand-drawn animated favorites like "Spirited Away," "My Neighbor Totoro," "Howl's Moving Castle," and many other beloved films created under the Studio Ghibli, which he co-founded.

"For the last 20 years, after finishing a movie, he would say I'm done... but this time, he didn't mention anything about retirement," Junichi Nishioka, the studio's vice president for international distribution says in an interview.