animated movie Tales from Earthsea © Studio Ghibli
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Tales from Earthsea

"In the land of Earthsea, crops are failing and livestock dying. Two dragons appear from the storm clouds and devour each other - an omen of impending disaster. The balance of the world is in peril of tearing apart.

In his search for the cause of this encroaching catastrophe, the Archmage Ged, the greatest of wizards, meets Arren, exiled Prince of Enlad, in flight from a nameless Shadow. They journey through ruined landscapes to Hort Town - a city where blank citizens deal only in fake goods, slaves are traded and addicts wander dangerous streets - and cross paths with Therru, an orphan girl with a fire-scarred face. Ged learns that the wizard Cob, in his search for eternal life, is preparing to open the door between the realms of the living and the dead. An old and defeated adversary, Cob has sworn to take terrible revenge on Ged." -- from the official site

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The first Ghibli film with Miyazaki Sr. completely out of the frame, creatively. Heavily ironic, since Miyazaki claimed that all his films were influenced by Le Guin's 'Earthsea' books, and...
Created by: Studio Ghibli
Language: Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
Alternate Title: Gedo senki (Japan)
[ Japanese ] Featuring the voices of:
Bunta Sugawara ... Ged
Okada Junichi ... Prince Arren
Aoi Teshima ... Therru / Tehanu
Jun Fubuki ... Tenar
Teruyuki Kagawa ... Hare
Yuko Tanaka ... Cob
Kaoru Kobayashi ... King
Yui Natsukawa ... Queen
Mitsuko Baisho ... Vendor
[ English dub ] Featuring the voices of:
Timothy Dalton ... Ged / Sparrowhawk
Matt Levin ... Prince Arren
Blaire Restaneo ... Therru
Mariska Hargitay ... Tenar
Cheech Marin ... Hare
Willem Dafoe ... Cob
Directed by: Goro Miyazaki
Produced by: Toshio Suzuki, Steve Alpert and Javier Ponton
Musical Score by: Tamiya Terajima
Writing Credits: Goro Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa
Based on: Ursula K. Le Guin's "Earthsea" series
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