Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tales of Earthsea to finally be released in North America

"Disney has just announced that it will theatrically release Goro Miyazaki’s Tales from Earthsea (Gedo Senki) in the US on August 13th under its Touchstone Pictures banner.

Hayao Miyazaki’s son, Goro directed this adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea novels in 2006. The film was held up from US distribution due to an existing non-compete arrangement with Sci-Fi Channel, over their live action mini-series based on the same material. The voice cast in Disney’s dub includes Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Cheech Marin and Mariska Hargitay."
While this film has been criticized as one of Studio Ghibli's weakest films to date, there are still a number of neat things to appreciate about it. Ghibli fans can find artbooks and storyboard books and other merchandise from various Ghibli films available at our store!