Walt Disney Studios has teamed with Studio Ghibli to bring a new animated adventure to life, “Tales From Earthsea,” which is set to release on August 13, 2010. The movie released overseas in 2006, but will now be releasing in the states, and it may be a limited release as the press release for the film states that its release date only applies to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Honolulu.
Goro Miyazaki (Hayao Miyazaki’s son) directed the movie while Toshio Suzuki served as producer. The screenplay was written by Goro Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa while the movie was inspired by “Shuna’s Journey” by Hayao Miyazaki and based on the “Earthsea” series by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Here is the description of the movie from Walt Disney Studios:
“From famed Japanese animators Studio Ghibli comes ‘Tales from Earthsea,’ a sweeping adventure set in a mythical world filled with magic and bewitchment. An epic tale of redemption and self-discovery, the story follows the journey of Lord Archmage Sparrowhawk (voice of Timothy Dalton), the master wizard, as he searches for the force behind a mysterious disturbance that has caused an imbalance in the land of Earthsea—suddenly crops and livestock are dwindling, dragons have reappeared and humanity is giving way to chaos. Along the way he rescues Arren (voice of Matt Levin), a troubled young prince who has fled his home and is being pursued by an enigmatic shadow. Arren joins Sparrowhawk on the quest and, moving closer to their intertwined destinies, they cross paths with Tenar (voice of Mariska Hargitay), a former priestess, and her disfigured adopted daughter, Therru. With Sparrowhawk’s magical powers dissipating, all of them must band together to defeat the evil Cob (voice of Willem Dafoe) and his henchman Hare (voice of Cheech Marin) before Cob’s mania to find immortality destroys Earthsea.”
Are you excited for this new movie from Walt Disney Studios and Studio Ghibli? You can see pictures from the movie below.
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