Animation distributor GKIDS releases the U.S. trailer for Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya’ featuring the English-language voice cast.
Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her -- but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.
The English-language version of The Tale of The Princess Kaguya was produced by Studio Ghibli and Geoffrey Wexler, with Frank Marshall of Kennedy/Marshall Executive Producing. This is the same team that handled English versions for the two previous Studio Ghibli films, The Wind Rises and From Up on Poppy Hill.
GKIDS has North American distribution rights for the film and is planning a theatrical release starting October 17, with national expansion to follow.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.