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There’s something uniquely pure about watching My Neighbor Totoro on Blu-ray 25 years after its initial release. This was the first Japanese-based film from famed writer/director Hayao Miyazaki. He wanted to show audiences and production houses that movies didn’t need violence to succeed. It was an idealistic concept from Studio Ghibli, a company still in its infancy when My Neighbor Totoro was developed. Although the film is not ranked as high as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, the beauty and innocence of Japan was forever immortalized in Totoro.
My Neighbor Totoro starts off when Tatsuo Kusukabe moves his two daughters, Satsuki and Mei, to the countryside to be closer to their mother, who is suffering from a long-term illness. The story doesn’t have an over-arching plot. There are no villains to face or super cure to be found. It’s merely about life. Two city girls discover the wonders of the country. »
- Bags Hooper
Title: My Neighbor Totoro Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki Starring: (voices) Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Tim Daly, Pat Carroll, Frank Welker, Lea Salonga Running time: 88 minutes, Rated G, Available on DVD Special features: (only on Blue-ray disc) Original Japanese Storyboards; Original Japanese Trailer; Behind the Microphone; Behind the Studio (includes 6 featurettes). Disney Studios has released the 25th Anniversary version of the acclaimed anime My Neighbor Totoro. The story of a father Professor Kusakabe and his two daughters, older daughter Satsuki and four-year-old Mei as they move into a new house in the country to be closer to his wife whom is in the hospital. The two little girls discover [ Read More ]
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Last weekend at Spooky Empire's “May-Hem” convention in Orlando, Florida – a massive gathering of pros, fans and vendors from the world of horror entertainment – veteran voice actress Pat Carroll, the original voice of the diabolical tentacled sorceress Ursula in Disney's The Little Mermaid, read an excerpt from the script for the “Ghost Host” introduction to Disneyland's beloved Haunted Mansion ride. Originally voiced by another voice-acting legend, Paul Frees, the ghost's narration was read by Carroll in full character as Ursula, complete with her terrifying evil laugh. We have a clip of that reading, courtesy of the Disney news site Inside the Magic. Watch and listen! Ursula voice Pat Carroll does The Haunted Mansion Ghost Host lines at Spooky Empire's May-Hem »
- Gregory Burkart
Genre: Animation | Family | Fantasy
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
MPAA Rating: G
Run Time: 86 minutes
Disney proudly celebrates the 25th anniversary of “My Neighbor Totoro,” the acclaimed Studio Ghibli film about the magic of friendship and sisterhood from Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (Best Animated Feature, 2002, ”Spirited Away”) – with the film’s Blu-ray debut on May 21, 2013.
Arriving for the first time on Disney Blu-ray with a spectacular new HD digital transfer, perfect picture and sound, the highly-anticipated release of “My Neighbor Totoro” features the fantastic voice talents of Timothy Daly, Lea Salonga and real-life sisters Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning.
Lauded as “one of the most beloved of all family films” by critic Roger Ebert, “My Neighbor Totoro” is the heartwarming story of sisters Satsuki (voiced by Dakota Fanning) and Mei (voiced by Elle Fanning). Much to their delight, when Satsuki and her four-year-old sister Mei move »
- Jess Orso
Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 1, 2013
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99, Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy $44.99, Blu-ray 3D Combo $49.99
Underwater princess Ariel gets Disney’s Diamond treatment with this release of The Little Mermaid, available with multiple options including both high-definition and Blu-ray 3D for the first time.
The 1989 animated movie quickly became a Disney favorite. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale, The Little Mermaid is about mermaid Ariel (voiced by Jodi Benson, Toy Story 3) who falls in love with a prince on the land. But when she makes a deal with the evil Ursula (Pat Carroll, FreedomWriters) to get her dream, she discovers what you wish for is not always good.
The Little Mermaid also features Ariel’s lovable friends Flounder (Jason Marin, TV’s Starting From Scratch) and reggae-singing crab Sebastian (Samuel E. Wright, TV’s House of Mouse), as well as a host of wonderful songs. »
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is releasing the animated classic The Little Mermaid on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack, and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack on October 1. The three-disc Blu-ray 3D is priced at $49.99 Srp, the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack costs $44.99 Srp, and the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack goes for $39.99 Srp. Take a look at the cover art, then read on for all the special features details.
Ariel (voiced by Jodi Benson), is a free-spirited mermaid, who is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder (voiced by Jason Marin), and the reggae-singing Caribbean crab Sebastian (voiced by Samuel E. Wright) at her side. But it will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true-and save her father's beloved kingdom from the sneaky sea witch Ursula (voiced by Pat Carroll).
Side By Side | A Good Day To Die Hard | Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God | Beautiful Creatures | This Is 40 | For Ellen | Run For Your Wife | Reign Of Assassins | Sammy's Great Escape | Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino | Madame De… | Murder 3
Side By Side (15)
(Christopher Kenneally, 2012, Us) 99 mins
Celluloid versus digital film-making – hardly a blockbuster proposition, but this surprisingly fascinating documentary makes you think twice about how movies are made, and seen. It also gives you a rare audience with the top technicians and film-makers out there (Scorsese, Cameron, Lucas, Nolan, Von Trier, Lynch, etc), while host Keanu Reeves keeps things informal and accessible.
A Good Day To Die Hard (12A)
Old dog Willis does no new tricks in this tiresomely cacophonous action movie, which brings in new pup Courtney for a father-son ass-kicking.
- Steve Rose
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