Tales from Earthsea trailer & photos
Touchstone Pictures releases the English-dubbed version of this 2006 anime feature film from studio Ghibli, based on the novel by Ursula K. LeGuin. The story follows a blacksmith’s son who realizes he is destined to become a great sorcerer. Goro Miyazaki, son of Hayao Miyazaki directed and co-wrote the screenplay, with Keiko Niwa. Critical reaction has been mixed, with some complaining that Goro fails to equal his father’s best work, but the Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw called TALES FROM EARTHSEA an “engaging piece of work” whose “simplicity and delicacy, and … almost watercolour quality…animation…showcased the drama effectively.” Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Mariska Hargitay, and Cheech Marin are among the voice cast.
Release date: August 13 (limited)