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The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya – Nominated Best Animated Feature

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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

Three New Studio Ghibli Blu-rays to Release in 2015

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Disney announced today that three more Studio Ghibli films would be making their way to Blu-ray. On February 3, 2015 the films Porco Rosso, Tales From Earthsea and Pom Poko will officially release.

This is the first time that the films are becoming available on Blu-ray.

Last week, three other popular Hayao Miyazaki films also released on Blu-ray including The Wind Rises, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke.

Bonus features are as follows:

  • Pom Poko: Original Japanese Storyboards, Original Japanese Trailers
  • Porco Rosso: Original Japanese Storyboards, Original Japanese Trailer, Interview with Toshio Suzuki, Behind the Microphone
  • Tales From Earthsea: Original Japanese Storyboards, Original Japanese Trailers & TV Spots, the Birth of the Film Soundtrack, Origins of Earthsea

Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises Set for February 2014 Domestic Release

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Studio Ghibli and Walt Disney Studios have officially announced the North American release date for their newest Hayao Miyazaki animated film, The Wind Rises. The announcement was made at the North American premiere of the film at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Wind Rises is set for limited release in North American theaters on Feb. 21, 2014, and expanded release on Feb. 28, 2014, under the Touchstone Pictures banner. Continue reading Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises Set for February 2014 Domestic Release