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Studio Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya Theatrical & Blu-ray Releases

Posted March 21, 2014 11:36 PM by Webmaster

GKIDSGKIDS, distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, has announced that is has entered into a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli for the North American rights to the upcoming animated feature, The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday), the film is slated for a late 2014 theatrical release, with a Blu-ray release expected to follow in late 2014/early 2015.

Official Synopsis: An old man makes a living by selling bamboo. One day, he finds a princess in a bamboo. The princess is only the size of a finger. Her name is Kaguya. When Kaguya grows up, five men from prestigious families propose to her. Kaguya asks the men to find memorable marriage gifts for her, but the five men are unable to find what Kaguya wants. Then, the Emperor of Japan proposes to her.

Eight years in the making, The Tale of Princess Kaguya is the untold story of The Princess Kaguya, the heroine of the ancient Japanese folktale "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter." An English-language version is being produced by Studio Ghibli and Geoffrey Wexler, with Frank Marshall of Kennedy/Marshall Executive Producing; the same team that handled English versions for the two most recent Studio Ghibli films, The Wind Rises and From Up on Poppy Hill (the latter of which is already available on Blu-ray courtesy of Cinedigm and GKIDS).

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  Mar 22, 2014
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This looks amazing. Beautiful animation and so experimental and graceful at the same time. I am really curious about this film and can't wait to see it. Takahata has likely crafted yet another masterpiece.

  Mar 22, 2014
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Looking forward to this. Takahata has always been so amazing and different in approach. I just hope GKIDS would get the rights to his other masterpiece "Only Yesterday" and put it out on Blu-ray too. Hopeless Disney has just been sitting on it.

  Mar 22, 2014
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Love this! I will always prefer traditional animation over CGI animated films. It has ten times more heart and soul, in my opinion. I'll see this film in theatres and purchase it on Blu-ray. Cinedigm did a terrific job for Poppy Hill so it's in good hands if they wind up distributing it as they seem to be handling a lot of wonderful more mature animated films as of late.

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  Mar 22, 2014
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Great news. I watched an extended trailer in Japanese several weeks ago (edit: I think it's the same one posted here); even then it seemed to be the obvious front-runner for next year's Animated Feature Film Oscar (no Pixar film, WDAS is stuck with Big Hero 6 for Marvel, DreamWorks' slate is uninspiring), as long as it got to U.S. screens in time. (No real surprise GKIDS got that job.) Maybe it isn't Miyazaki's swan song (even The Wind Rises may not be despite the hype), but Takahata's first film since My Neighbors the Yamadas will certainly get folks' attention.
Edshugeo The GodMoor
  Mar 22, 2014
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This legend was briefly referenced in Our Neighbors The Yamadas, also by Takahata. Would be nice to get a U.S. blu of that as well.

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  Mar 22, 2014
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don't particularly like the animation much myself, but I'll still see and probably buy it when the price is good.

Django Spider
  Mar 23, 2014
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Man I wish GKIDS had the rights to all of Ghibli's films...

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  Mar 23, 2014
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still waiting for spirited away

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