The recent Studio Ghibli animated film, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, has been nominated as an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature!
The film is officially described as follows:
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. From Studio Ghibli, the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary career in filmmaking for director Isao Takahata.
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya has been praised for its Japanese folklore and beautiful animation. Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata revisits Japan’s most famous folktale with gorgeous, hand-drawn artwork.
The voice cast features the incredible talent of Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, and Lucy Liu.
The 3-disc Blu-ray™ includes the film on Blu-ray™ and DVD as well as a separate DVD with a feature length documentary on the making of the film, titled Isao Takahata and His Tale of The Princess Kaguya.
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, is available to own on DVD and Blu-ray™ with DVD as well as On Demand on February 17, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in partnership with GKIDS.
Bonus Features on DVD and Blu-ray:
- “Isao Takahata and His Tale of The Princess Kaguya” – 86-minute documentary on the making of The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
- Announcement of the Completion of the Film
- Japanese Trailers and TV Spots
- US Trailers