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

1 hour ago | 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

1 hour ago | 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

5 hours ago | 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

16 hours ago | 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 »

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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. »

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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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Studio Ghibli Not Closed Yet; In the Process of “Restructuring” Says Co-Founder and General Manager Toshio Suzuki

4 August 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Yesterday, there were a flurry of reports that the beloved Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli was shutting down.  For those unfamiliar with the studio, it was founded in 1985 by directors Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) and Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) and producer Toshio Suzuki (The Wind Rises).  In addition to producing all of Miyazaki's classic films since 1986's Castle in the Sky, the studio has also played host to a collection of other talented filmmakers.  It's no surprise that the studio's closing was met with an outpouring of grief. However, Ghibli isn't closed just yet.  That being said, it's no longer going to remain in its current form.  Hit the jump for more. As Russ at /Film astutely picked up yesterday, the news of Ghibli's closing was widespread, but no Japanese publication had actually made that report.  It came from a poorly translated quote. Variety reports that on a »

- Matt Goldberg

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Studio Ghibli is taking a break

4 August 2014 5:40 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Tim here. The story over the weekend as far as popcorn movies go might have been the monstrous over-performance of Guardians of the Galaxy, but for those of us who like a little more personal artistry and a little less big-budget sizzle out of our movies, Sunday's biggest news was the apparent revelation by Toshio Suzuki, general manager of Japan's Studio Ghibli, that the company is ceasing to produce animated films.

Or maybe not. The internet, in its glorious need for news, News, News, has perhaps jumped the gun on some ambiguous words that have slightly different weight in Japanese than in English. They're merely talking about restructuring and re-evaluating their business and production strategies in the wake of Hayao Miyazaki's retirement. That certainly could mean that they're going to close; it doesn't mean they've closed yet (though that "yet" might well be nothing but diplomacy talking). What is »

- Tim Brayton

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Studio Ghibli Shutting Down?

4 August 2014 3:05 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Studio Ghibli

Everybody was thrown into a tizzy more traumatising even than Grave Of The Fireflies (well, maybe not quite) yesterday as the rumours of cinematic animation maestros Studio Ghibli’s demise seemed to be all-but-confirmed during a documentary on Japanese television. The makers of such modern cartoon classics as Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro looked to be closing down for the foreseeable future, going out on a high and continuing on solely as a small office that would handle all the merchandising and intellectual property business. Which, it turns out, was only half-true.

Yes, rumours of Ghibli’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. You can’t blame people for being worried, mind; the studio’s most celebrated director, Hayao Miyazaki, announced his retirement after last year’s The Wind Also Rises, which already put people in doubt as to whether the company would continue. When a loosely-translated version »

- Tom Baker

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No More Feature Films From Studio Ghibli

3 August 2014 7:22 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki has announced that the acclaimed Japanese animation house is set to close down and dismantle its animation feature film department.

The company will remain, but what's left will essentially be a handful of staff to handle its licensing of brands, and to manage its trademarks and copyrights according to news reports out of Japan (via Oh Totoro and Catsuka). Employees working in other departments (such as TV/music video production) will now be employed as freelancers, reportedly many of them already are.


Aside from maybe Disney/Pixar, Ghibli has arguably been the most acclaimed animated film production studio on the planet. A year ago came word that the company's co-founder Hayao Miyazaki was set to retire from filmmaking with last year's "The Wind Rises" being his final work.

The company's first post-Miyazaki work, "The Tale of Princess Kaguya," has proven a rare box-office dud. The »

- Garth Franklin

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