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The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya, film review: Fresh flights of fancy from Studio Ghibli

20 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

Now that lead animator Hayao Miyazaki has apparently retired, his co-founder of the Studio Ghibli animation house, Isao Takahata, might begin to get the international recognition he deserves. The animations Takahata has directed, which include the Second World War drama Grave of the Fireflies and the wistful contemporary urban tale Only Yesterday, have tended to be less fantastical than Miyazaki's – but The Tale of the Princess Kaguya takes the viewer on some wonderful flights of fancy. »

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Breathtaking New Clip From the Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

19 March 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The latest from Studio Ghibli and it's legendary co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies), The Tale of The Princess Kaguya already delivered one breathtaking clip of it's beautiful hand drawn animation, and now we have another one which shows just how visually stunning this Oscar nominated animation is. Based on the classic Japanese folk tale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, and featuring the vocal talents of Chloe Grace Moretz and Lucy Liu, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya opens in U.k. cinemas tomorrow, Marhc 20th, and in Irish cinemas on March 27th. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Studio Ghibli's films enchant adults but can they engage today's young viewers?

19 March 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a ‘tumultuous emotional journey’ yet will struggle to compete with attention-grabbing films such as Big Hero 6 or Frozen

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, the latest release from Japan’s best-loved animation studio, Studio Ghibli, has already won critical acclaim on the film festival circuit and was nominated for an Academy Award this year. It’s unlikely to excite kids, however, and I seriously doubt the matinee screenings will be populated by fidgety throngs of birthday-party groups. This is because Studio Ghibli is an odd quantity for much of its audience outside of Japan, where it has a niche but devoted following of mainly adult foreign-film enthusiasts. The film previewed this week at the only independent cinema in London’s West End, the Prince Charles, that caters primarily for obsessive film lovers. Quentin Tarantino loves the place, once saying: “The Prince Charles »

- Josh Strauss

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Win Studio Ghibli Merchandise & DVDs to Celebrate the Release of ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya’

17 March 2015 6:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the cinema release of Studio Ghibli’s Academy Award nominated new film, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya on 20th March, we are giving you the chance to win exclusive Studio Ghibli merchandise and DVDs!

From Oscar-winning animation house Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, The Wind Rises) and directed by Ghibli co-founder the legendary Isao Takahata (Grave of The Fireflies), comes the spellbinding and visionary tour de force The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. Nominated for an Academy Award (Best Animated Feature), this exquisitely drawn and spellbinding story is based on the classic folk tale ‘The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter’. Studiocanal are releasing both English language and Japanese versions, the dubbed release features an all-star cast with Darren Criss, Lucy Liu and Chloë Grace Moretz (as Princess Kaguya).

For your chance to win, just answer the question below:

Who voices Princess Kaguya in The Tale of Princess Kaguya? »

- Dan Bullock

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The Tale of The Princess Kaguya review: Rewarding for Studio Ghibli fans

15 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Isao Takahata; Screenwriter: Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi; Starring: Aki Asakura, Kengo Kora, Takeo Chii, Nobuko Miyamoto; Running time: 137 mins; Certificate: U

Isao Takahata makes his directorial comeback with The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, his first film for Studio Ghibli since 1999's My Neighbours the Yamadas. The man behind the brilliant, emotionally-devastating Grave of the Fireflies may be in his late 70s, but on this evidence he's still able to conjure up a memorable yarn.

Based on an old Japanese folktale, it centres on a kindly wood cutter who stumbles across a tiny girl living in a bamboo shoot. Taken in by the man and his wife, she's named Princess but earns the moniker Little Bamboo from other children in the village due to her ability to magically grow at speed.

When her adopted father finds gold the family uproot to a mansion in the city and a life »

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Watch An Absolutely Stunning New Clip From Oscar Nominated Animation The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

10 March 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Hitting screen on this side of the pond in just ten short days, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is the latest from the legendary Studio Ghibli, directed by its equally legendary co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies). Nominated for Best Animated Feature in this year's Oscars, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a retelling of the classic Japanese folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter with an all star voice cast, including Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, and Chloe Grace Moretz in the title role. As you can tell from the above clip, this hand drawn animation looks absolutely breathtaking, reminiscent of Japanese watercolours, and no doubt continues the proud Ghibli tradition of matching beautiful with a deep and meaningful story. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is released in the U.K. on March 20th, and Ireland on March 27th. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Win tickets to a back-to-back preview screening of Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Grave of the Fireflies

9 March 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the cinema release of Studio Ghibl’s Academy Award nominated new film, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya on 20th March, we are giving you the chance to win one of three pairs of tickets to a back-to-back preview screening of Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Grave of the Fireflies! Both films were directed by Ghibli co-founder, the legendary Isao Takahata.

This celebration of all things Studio Ghibli will feature Japanese snacks for attendees, and additional prizes for those who bring along their most prized Ghibli possession or dress up as their favourite Ghibli character! This event will be taking place on the evening Monday 16th March starting at 6.15pm at a London West End location.

From Oscar-winning animation house Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, The Wind Rises) and directed by Ghibli co-founder the legendary Isao Takahata (Grave of The Fireflies), comes the spellbinding »

- Gary Collinson

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5 must-watch March cinema releases: Chappie, Insurgent, Cinderella

1 March 2015 2:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We're only three months into 2015 but already it feels like blockbuster season is here. This month sees the next instalment in The Divergent Series, a new offering from Neill Blomkamp and Disney reinventing an old classic in live-action. Add these to an Oscar winning acting showcase and the latest from Studio Ghibli and March is looking golden.

Release diary: What movies are coming out in 2015?

Digital Spy rounds up the five films you have to see this March...

1. Chappie

Release date: March 6

Why you should see it: All the talk surrounding Neill Blomkamp at the moment is surrounding his proposed Alien sequel, perhaps overshadowing the fact he actually has a new film coming out. Following on from District 9 and Elysium, the filmmaker's third feature Chappie centres on a police robot who's rebooted and develops a consciousness. Look out for a mulleted Hugh Jackman, Die Antwoord playing themselves and startlingly »

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New trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

26 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the UK poster, StudioCanal has now debuted a new trailer for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, the latest film from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies), and we have it for you below after the official synopsis…

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. 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 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 »

- Gary Collinson

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UK poster for Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

20 February 2015 11:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release next month, StudioCanal has released a new poster for Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, which we have for you here…

See Also: English-language trailer for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. 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 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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Exclusive New The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya Poster

20 February 2015 3:00 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The great Hayao Miyazaki may no longer be calling the shots on Studio Ghibli’s animated features but the studio is still ticking along nicely. Its latest, The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya, is the work of his co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave Of The Fireflies) and promises a typically loving, hand-drawn interpretation of a folk tale, The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter. Take a look at its new poster by clicking on the image below. Joining other great movie princesses (Leia, Belle, Buttercup… Padmé, to a lesser extent) on the big screen, Kaguya is a tiny discovery made by a curious man who finds her inside a bamboo stalk. She’s raised by him and his wife to become a beautiful young woman who finds herself the subject of many suitors. She alone, however, is privy to a secret that will affect her life. The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya »

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Thn Look At Oscar Contender ‘The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya’

20 February 2015 2:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya, the new film by Isao Takahata (Grave Of The Fireflies) and Studio Ghibli is nominated in the ‘Best Animated Feature’ category at this Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards.

With its exquisitely drawn style that recalls washed-out Japanese watercolours, the film is a strong contender to win the Oscar this weekend, having already won several international awards. It faces stiff competition however from fellow nominees The Boxtrolls, Big Hero 6, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and Song Of The Sea. We have faith in Ghibli though as they don’t seem capable of putting a foot wrong.

They won the Best Animated Feature Oscar in 2001 with Spirited Away. This film directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki (another co-founder of Studio Ghibli) mesmerised audiences with its stunning animation and unique story, becoming one of the highest grossing films in Japanese history and appearing in the »

- Kat Smith

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