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Tiff Interview: 'The Tale of Princess Kaguya' Director Isao Takahata

25 September 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"It was all very difficult..." It's not surprising that it is as wonderful to sit down and talk with the people from Studio Ghibli as it is to watch the wonderful movies they make. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to interview Hayao Miyazaki prior to his retirement during a trip over to the Us to promote Ponyo. While up in Toronto at Tiff 2014 this year, I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet up with and interview Isao Takahata, the director of the beautiful film The Tale of Princess Kaguya, which was released in Japan last year and arrives in Us theaters this fall. He was wonderful to speak with, making my entire trip worth it. As with Miyazaki, the interviewed was conducted with a translator, so it's shorter than usual because it takes extra time to have both questions and answers translated. Takahata-san is an iconic animator »

- Alex Billington

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14 Genre Features That Dominated Fantastic Fest

23 September 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Audience Award went to Studio Ghibli entry "The Tale of Princess Kaguya," director Isao Takahata's delicately hand-drawn retelling of a classic Japanese folktale now well-voiced in English by Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges and more. New Ghibli films from Miyazaki will be missed, but Takahata, who directed 1988's "Grave of the Fireflies," carries the animation studio's torch with mastery. The "Next Wave" Spotlight Competition prizes were given to "It Follows," David Robert Mitchell's creepy Std horror tale that wowed Cannes Critics' Week in May 2014. Mitchell also picked up the Best Screenplay prize for his deadly serious, artful chiller that will end up topping horror geek's best-of lists at the end of the year. (Interview with David Robert Mitchell here.) Ukrainian first-timer Miroslav Slaboshpitsky was shut out of the Foreign Language Oscar for his grueling "Lord of the Flies"-like »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Watch: Trailer for Studio Ghibli's Fantastic Fest Winner 'Tale of Princess Kaguya'

23 September 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

This visually splendid, hand-drawn folktale retelling features English voice-work from Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, Daniel Dae Kim, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, John Cho, George Segal, Dean Cain and Darren Criss. While Ghibli films are best seen in their native language, the voicers do a fine job in this story of a girl the size of a thumb who, raised by a bamboo cutter, blossoms into a coveted princess and must choose a suitable husband. "Kaguya" delicately blends animated whimsy with classical storytelling, returning Takahata to the form of "Grave of the Fireflies" (1988) -- though that's a much more melancholy film. GKIDs distributes the film stateside on October 17. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Beautiful Full Trailer for Studio Ghibli's The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

23 September 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Studio Ghibli has released a new full U.S. trailer for their upcoming animated feature The Tale of Princess Kaguya. The movie is based on the Japanese folk tale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, which is a fantastic story in which an older couple find a tiny child inside a special bamboo stalk. She grows up to become extremely beautiful, and attracts all kinds of suitors. The animation is absolutely stunning, and it's a style that only Studio Ghibli could get away with doing these days. 

The film was directed by Isao Takahata, and it stars the voices of Chloe Grace Moretz, Mary SteenburgenJames CaanDarren CrissLucy LiuBeau BridgesDaniel Dae KimJames MarsdenOliver PlattJohn ChoGeorge Segal, and Dean Cain. Here's the synopsis:

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, »

- Joey Paur

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Watch: Ghibli's 'The Tale of the Princess Kaguya' Official U.S. Trailer

23 September 2014 6:17 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I'm not really the biggest fan of dubbed films, even animated films dubbed into English never feel right. So, to watch Studio Ghibli's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya in English seems as if something will be lost in the translation, not necessarily the meaning and certainly not the story, but the mood and tone can get disrupted. Yes, in the case of Kaguya a cast that includes the voices of Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, Daniel Dae Kim, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, John Cho, George Segal, Dean Cain and Darren Criss has been assembled so it isn't as if director Isao Takahata's (Grave of the Fireflies) film is getting a second-rate treatment, but it nevertheless seems "wrong" to me. That said, here is the official domestic trailer for the upcoming release of the film that just won the Fantastic Fest Audience Award. »

- Brad Brevet

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'Princess Kaguya' trailer offers a first listen of the Studio Ghibli film's English dub

23 September 2014 5:41 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Hayao Miyazaki's 2002 fantasy film "Spirited Away" is the only Best Animated Feature winner to be produced outside the English-speaking world. In fairness to the voters who still haven't bestowed Sylvain Chomet with an Oscar, there haven't been that many opportunities for outsiders to power through — the Academy only cemented the category for its 2002 ceremony (making Miyazaki's the only traditionally animated film to ever win the award too). So while the Oscars may not reflect the artistic legacy of Studio Ghibli — currently on a "brief pause" as it figures out how to be a money-making operation without recently retired, Walt Disney-like leader — the company arrives to the 2015 race with a major contender: "Tale of Princess Kaguya." Adapted from a 10th-century Japanese folktale by director and Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata ("Grave of the Fireflies," "My Neighbors the Yamadas"), "Princess Kaguya" is the story of girl discovered in a stalk of bamboo, »

- Matt Patches

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Chloë Moretz speaks in Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya trailer

23 September 2014 1:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Studio Ghibli has released an English language trailer for The Tale of Princess Kaguya.

Chloë Grace Moretz voices the title character in Isao Takahata's adaptation of the Japanese folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.

James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, Daniel Dae Kim, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, John Cho, George Segal and Dean Cain also lend their voices to the animation.

It tells the story of a girl found inside a stalk of bamboo, who is taken in by an old bamboo cutter and his wife.

As she grows, Kaguya-hime is forced to decide between five suitors and to learn the truth about her origins.

Takahata previously directed Pom Poko and Grave of the Fireflies. This is his first solo directing project since 1999.

The Tale Of Princess Kaguya will arrive in Us cinemas on October 17. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »

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Full-Length U.S. Trailer For Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’ Reveals New Voice Cast

22 September 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Despite initial rumors indicating they’d be shutting their doors, Studio Ghibli will hopefully work things out so they can continue to produced works of art in the world of animation. Their second-to-last feature (for the time being) comes from Grave of the Fireflies director Isao Takahata and will be landing in U.S. theaters next month, so we have a new full-length […] »

- Jordan Raup

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‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’ is Studio Ghibli at Its Sweet, Epic Best

20 September 2014 2:22 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

One of the most impressive things about The Tale of Princess Kaguya is its dual nature as a delicate epic and a powerful slower burn that’s never dull. It’s like watching a feather turn to stone over two hours before being knocked down by it (and those who know Grave of the Fireflies won’t be surprised that Kaguya has that kind of strength). This is a fine followup for Isao Takahata, who brings a half-century of animated storytelling and the tearfully hopeful Fireflies legacy to this ancient folktale. As the cultural ambassador for Japan, it’s fitting that Studio Ghibli is the one sharing “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter” — the country’s oldest surviving narrative — on this scale with the rest of the world. The story features an older man who discovers a tiny princess growing out of a bamboo stalk, who he takes home and raises as his own daughter. He »

- Scott Beggs

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Director Isao Takahata Talks The Tale Of Princess Kaguya, His Process, the Future of Studio Ghibli, the Popularity of Animation in Japan, and More

16 September 2014 3:42 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of my personal highlights from this year's Toronto International Film Festival was getting to interview director Isao Takahata for his new film The Tale of Princess Kaguya.  If you're not familiar with his name, Isao Takahata is the co-founder of Studio Ghibli along with Hayao Miyazaki, and he previously directed Only YesterdayPom PokoMy Neighbors the Yamadas, and the war-themed Grave of the Fireflies (which I can't recommend enough).  In his latest movie, which is based on the folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, Takahata breaks away from Ghibli's familiar animation style and tells a story that embraces the connection between nature and magic.  For more on the film, read Matt's review.  The Tale of Princess Kaguya will be released in North America on October 17. During the interview Isao Takahata talked about how he picks his subject matter, how he decided on the look of the film and the style of animation, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Tiff 2014 Review – The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Kaguyahime no monogatari) (2013)

4 September 2014 6:52 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Kaguyahime no monogatari), 2013.

Directed by Isao Takahata.

Starring Aki Asakura, Kengo Kora, Takeo Chii, and Nobuko Miyamoto.

Synopsis:

Based on a tenth-century folk tale, an old man finds a princess in a bamboo who is only the size of a finger.

A bamboo cutter is out in the forest where he encounters a mysterious bamboo chute which contains a miniature princess; when his wife takes hold of the magical discovery it transforms into a normal size human baby.  The couple soon realize that the original form of their adopted daughter is what she is meant to become; they are added in their mission by bamboo stalks appearing that when chopped unveil a vast of amount of gold nuggets and a variety of fabrics that are meant to be turned into luxurious robes.  Within a blink of an eye the baby has a series of growth »

- Trevor Hogg

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Toronto 2014: The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya Gets A New North American Trailer

21 August 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

This upcoming first half of September, the Toronto International Film Festival 2014 will happen again. And one of the many treats there will be The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, the Studio Ghibli film by founder Takahata Isao. As Cameron Bailey describes in his write-up on the Tiff webpage: Isao Takahata is a co-founder of Japan's legendary Studio Ghibli, maker of timeless animation classics. Although he is not as widely known in the West as Hayao Miyazaki, Takahata's Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, and Pom Poko represent the best of what animated features can do: invite us into a world where anything is possible. His new film, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, revisits a familiar Studio Ghibli theme, telling the story of a...

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Studio Ghibli's The Tale Of Princess Kaguya: English trailer

20 August 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The first English trailer for Studio Ghibli's latest feature, The Tale Of Princess Kaguya has arrived. Feast your eyes within...

The future of Japan's premier animation house Studio Ghibli seems to be uncertain of late, at least if recent rumours are anything to go by. But there are still a couple of films for us to look out for in the west: last month saw the Japanese release of When Marnie Was There - Hiromasa Yonebayashi's supernatural drama - a feature which probably won't reach us until next year.

Before that, there's The Tale Of Princess Kaguya. Directed by Isao Takahata (Grave Of The Fireflies, Pom Poko), it's an adaptation of an ancient Japanese folk tale, rendered in a shimmering style akin to a living watercolour. Originally intended to be released as a double-bill with Hayao Miyazaki's swansong, The Wind Rises - just as Grave Of The Fireflies »

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Studio Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya gets English trailer

19 August 2014 5:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Studio Ghibli has released a Us teaser trailer for The Tale of Princess Kaguya.

The striking animated film is the latest project from Grave of the Fireflies and Pom Poko director Isao Takahata.

The English-language dub of the film features the voices of Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges and James Marsden.

It is based on the Japanese folk story The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter.

It tells the story of a girl found inside a stalk of bamboo, who is taken in by an old bamboo cutter and his wife.

As she grows, Kaguya-hime is forced to decide between five suitors and to learn the truth about her origins.

The Tale Of Princess Kaguya will arrive in Us cinemas on October 17. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »

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English-language trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya

18 August 2014 11:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its U.S. release in October, distributors Gkids has released an English-language trailer for The Tale of Princess Kaguya, the latest film from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, and his first for fourteen years. Check it out 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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Watch the stunning trailer for Studio Ghibli's 'The Tale of Princess Kaguya'

18 August 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In 1988, Studio Ghibli co-founders Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki released their films—Grave of the Fireflies and My Neighbor Totoro, respectively—simultaneously in theaters. A couple of decades later, they planned to release their final films in the same format. Miyazaki’s movie, The Wind Rises, premiered in Japan last year, and received an Oscar nomination. But Takahata’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya wasn’t ready in time for the planned joint release.

The movie ended up premiering at the Cannes film festival this year, and it’ll get a stateside release this fall. The Tale of Princess Kaguya »

- Jacob Shamsian

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U.S. Trailer for Studio Ghibli's The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

18 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Studio Ghibli has released the first U.S. trailer for their upcoming new animated feature The Tale of Princess Kaguya. This animation style looks very different and unique from anything that we've seen from the studio before, and it's absolutely stunning! Just watch the trailer and experience it for yourself.

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 »

- Joey Paur

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Watch the teaser for Studio Ghibli film ‘The Princess of Kaguya’

18 August 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

We recently reported that Studio Ghibli may be very close to shutting its doors, but they may yet be closing on a brilliant high note. Coming to America October 17 is The Tale of Princess Kaguya, the latest film by Ghibli’s other resident master, Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko). The film is the story of a tiny princess found in a bamboo stalk, and already the film looks remarkably distinctive in a scrappy, rough, hand-drawn animated style that looks unique even for Ghibli. While the film was already released in Japan last year, GKids will release the American version starring James Caan, Mary Steenburgen and Chloe Moretz. Watch the dialogue free American teaser trailer via Slashfilm below:

The post Watch the teaser for Studio Ghibli film ‘The Princess of Kaguya’ appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Brian Welk

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Trailer for Studio Ghibli's 'The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'

18 August 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The domestic trailer for Studio Ghibli's newest film The Tale of the Princess Kaguya has been released as GKids will be handling U.S. distribution with an October 17 release date already set. Directed by Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) the English-language version features the voice work of Chloe Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt and Dean Cain. Just below is the trailer (via Slashfilm) along with the official synopsis. sb id="977183" height="360" width="640" 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 (Chloe Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter »

- Brad Brevet

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Exclusive: Us Teaser for Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’

18 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Studio Ghibli’s next release in the Us is The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, and we’re happy to present the first Us teaser for the film. Directed by Grave of the Fireflies director Isao Takahata, the movie explores the folk tale of a young princess who is found as an infant by a bamboo cutter, and […]

The post Exclusive: Us Teaser for Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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