GKIDS is releasing in the U.S. the next English-dubbed film from Studio Ghibli, The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Directed by Isao Takahata, the hand-drawn animated films looks visually stunning and one-of-a-kind.
Studio Ghibli, the whimsical company responsible for such brilliant films as Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, has been making headlines recently. First, Miyazaki announced his retirement and his last film, The Wind Rises, debuted with much critical acclaim. Now, purported inner turmoil is threatening to close the doors of the studio he left. However, despite doom and gloom articles abound on the status of the most prominent Japanese animation studio, the official word from the Ghibli’s mouth about their current hiatus is lacking a terminal diagnosis.