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Princess Mononoke (Mononoke Hime) on Blu-ray Disc

I know this entry will make the Aht look like a Studio Ghibli fan blog even more than it already is, but I just had to report this: Disney Entertainment Japan announced to release Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpiece Princess Mononoke (Mononoke Hime) on Blu-ray Disc on December 4th!

As always, this Japanese release will fulfill almost all international desires in regards of audio tracks (Japanese, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, German, Korean, Cantonese) and subtitles (English, Japanese, French, German, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese).

The Cat Returns (Neko no Ongaeshi) will be released on the same day, also with several dub and subtitle tracks. However, it doesn’t feature any angry boar gods or headless giants, so I’m just getting it to keep the collection in shape…
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Top 10 Studio Ghibli movies

With Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli reaching its quarter century this year, we salute its ten best animated features…

Few animation studios have been as consistent in their output as Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli. Founded in 1985, its animated fantasies are made with just the right blend of humour, melancholy and whimsy to make them appeal to audiences of all ages.

And while Studio Ghibli has embraced new technology in recent years - Pom Poko was the studio's first film to use CG back in 1994 - it remains committed to producing animation using largely traditional, hand-drawn techniques.

While readers are sure to have their own personal favourites, here's our pick of the ten finest Ghibli productions...

Laputa: Castle In The Sky (Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta) 1986

Borrowing the flying island concept from Jonathan Swift's 18th century satire Gulliver's Travels, Castle In The Sky was the first animated feature released under the Ghibli banner,
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