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"Tales From Earthsea": A Troubled Fantasy

The immorality of this and the preciousness of mortal life is spoken of extensively throughout the climatic final act of the film, to the point that the topic is unfortunately explored at the expense of all else. The foremost problem lies with Arren, our intended protagonist. The specter of his father’s murder and his self-described […]

Ghibli Museum Shorts to Screen at Carnegie Hall on March 26, 2011

The Studio Ghibli Museum short films “House Hunting” and “Mon Mon the Water Spider” will be screening at a special presentation at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 26, 2011. The screenings will mark the first time either film has been screened outside of Japan. Tickets begin at $15, with screenings at 6:30 […]

"Nausicaa" and "Tales from Earthsea" Getting US Home Video Release March 8, 2011

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has launched websites for the home video releases of Studio Ghibli’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind in a Blu-ray Combo Pack and Tales from Earthsea on DVD. Both discs are set for release on March 8, 2011. (via Nausicaa.net)

San Francisco Gate Talks with Gary Rydstrom on Dubbing "Tales from Earthsea"

The San Francisco Gate has spoken with Pixar’s Gary Rydstrom about producing the English dub of Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea. Rydstrom, who has won seven Oscars for his work in sound, discusses how the dub is akin to his earlier work in sound design, what it was like to direct actors for the first […]

MoCCA Offers "Tales from Earthsea" Members-Only Tickets for August 9, 2010 Screening

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City is giving away 50 pairs of free tickets to its members for the Tales of Earthsea screening at the Angelika Film Center on August 9, 2010. Members may claim a pair of tickets at MoCCA Tuesday-Saturday between 12:00 – 5:00 PM.

Toonzone Presents "Tales from Earthsea" Trailer; Opens in Limited US Run Aug 13, 2010

Walt Disney Studios and Studio Ghibli will be releasing Tales from Earthsea in a limited theatrical release on August 13, 2010 in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Honolulu (Collider.com reports theaters and showtimes, h/t to Nausicaa.net). The movie was directed by Goro Miyazaki and is based on the “Earthsea” series of novels […]

Footage From Studio Ghibli's Borrowers Film Online

Footage from Studio Ghibli’s Karigurashi no Arrietty (The Borrower Arrietty in English) has surfaced. The film is based on the 1952 novel The Borrowers by Mary Norton. The Borrowers has previously been a live action film starring John Goodman in 1997. The Borrower Arrietty is directed by first-time feature director Hiromasa Yonebayashi. [Source: AnimeNewsNetwork]

"My Neighbor Totoro" - A True Masterpiece from a True Master

The real problem in attempting to write a review of Hayao Miayzaki’s My Neighbor Totoro is the nagging fear that the English language doesn’t contain enough superlatives to properly convey how truly wonderful the movie is. I do not exaggerate when I say that I believe My Neighbor Totoro is one of the best movies […]

"Ponyo": Waves of Cute on a High Quality Blu-ray

Ponyo is one of those films a mere review can’t do justice to. Oh sure, I can try to explain how beautiful the painted backdrops are, how meticulous the animation is in replicating real physical actions (not to mention how stunning the environmental effects are), and how the story is engaging without your typical “three […]

"Castle In The Sky": Lofty Goals?

Legends speak of a castle, sailing high through the air, known as Laputa. One man has seen the island and lived to tell about it, but his crazy stories have left him an outcast. His son means to find this island in order to prove his father right, and he may get his wish after […]

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