Saturday, August 21, 2010

Disney releases Studio Ghibli's Tales from Earthsea

Walt Disney Studios has been the sole disributor of the Studio Ghibli film series for many years now and have generally put forth good efforts in the English dubbing process. As Ponyo was Disney's 2009 Studio Ghibli release, they have decided to turn back the clock a bit and release Tales from the Earthsea, a film which debuted in Japan in 2006.

Though I honestly know very little about the plot, the film appears somewhat similar in tone to Princess Mononoke, carrying a more teen-oriented focus and taking place in environments reminiscent of old England where dragons and humans coexist. The film was not directed by Hayao Miyazaki but rather his son Goro Miyazaki. The English dub will include voice work from actors Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Cheech Marin, and Mariska Hargitay. If the past Studio Ghibli releases are any indication of what to expect from Tales of Earthsea, it's a pretty safe bet to assume the film will be fantastic. I'll be certain to post a review of the film once I view it.

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