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Tales from Earthsea (2006)

Gedo senki (original title)
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In a mythical land, a man and a young boy investigate a series of unusual occurrences.

Director:

Gorô Miyazaki

Writers:

Ursula K. Le Guin (novel), Gorô Miyazaki (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jun'ichi Okada Jun'ichi Okada ... Arren (voice)
Aoi Teshima Aoi Teshima ... Theru (voice)
Bunta Sugawara ... Haitaka (voice)
Yûko Tanaka Yûko Tanaka ... Cob (voice)
Teruyuki Kagawa ... Hare (voice)
Jun Fubuki Jun Fubuki ... Tenar (voice)
Takashi Naitô Takashi Naitô ... Hazia Dealer (voice)
Mitsuko Baishô Mitsuko Baishô ... The Mistress (voice)
Yui Natsukawa Yui Natsukawa ... The Queen (voice)
Kaoru Kobayashi ... The King (voice)
Timothy Dalton ... Ged / Sparrowhawk (voice)
Willem Dafoe ... Cob (voice)
Matt Levin ... Prince Arren (voice)
Cheech Marin ... Hare (voice)
Mariska Hargitay ... Tenar (voice)
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Storyline

Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of humans. Due to all these bizarre events, Ged, a wandering wizard, is investigating the cause. During his journey, he meets Prince Arren, a young distraught teenage boy. While Arren may look like a shy young teen, he has a severe dark side, which grants him strength, hatred, ruthlessness and has no mercy, especially when it comes to protecting Teru. For the witch Kumo this is a perfect opportunity. She can use the boy's "fears" against the very one who would help him, Ged. Written by Anime News Network

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Taglines:

There was a time when humans and dragons were one. [USA release] See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent images | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 July 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Tales from Earthsea See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,614, 15 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,461

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,673,565
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Hayao Miyazaki wanted to direct the film, but was busy filming Howl's Moving Castle (2004) at the time. Producer Toshio Suzuki chose Gorô Miyazaki to direct, since he was impressed by Goro's talent of making decisions quickly and properly while working in the Ghibli Museum, and his ability to draw pictures. Hayao was against Goro directing, and production was very tense. See more »

Quotes

Prince Arren: Thank you, Therru. I'm returning to Enlad to answer for what I did, so I can finally face myself.
Therru: Arren...
Prince Arren: I was hoping that I could see you again someday. Come on. We have to go thank Sparrowhawk and Tenar.
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Soundtracks

Song of Time
Lyrics by Akino Arai and Gorô Miyazaki and music by Akino Arai and Hisaaki Hogari
Performed by Aoi Teshima
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User Reviews

 
My least favourite Ghibli film, but it is worth a look
23 November 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

As many have guessed I am very fond of Studio Ghibli and their films. While I did like it in general, Tales from Earthsea lacked that extra something that made me love Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, Whisper of the Heart and Castle in the Sky as much as I did. The storytelling is rather clumsy and hackneyed in places, and some of the dialogue is rather hit and miss, and I also thought there was some lethargic pacing in the middle. However, the animation is absolutely gorgeous and the music is beautiful too. The characters are decent and likable enough, and the voice work from the likes of Timothy Dalton and Willem Dafoe is fine. Overall, decent but not great. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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