Studio Ghibli’s ‘Princess Kaguya’ gets an English-Language Trailer


Fresh off of its Audience Award win at Fantastic Fest 2014, Isao Takahata’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya has revealed its first English-dubbed trailer. The new trailer shows off considerably more of Kaguya’s story than the initial teaser trailer, Based on the 10th century Japanese folktale “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter,” The Tale of Princess Kaguya tells the story of a baby girl found in the stalk of bamboo and tracks the princess from a young child to adulthood.

The Tale of Princess Kaguya also marks the end of an era in more ways than one. While the movie is expected to be the last produced by beloved animation studio Studio Ghibli, it may also be the final film from iconic animator Isao Takahata. During his Q&A at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, the 78-year old discussed his skepticism about making future films at his advanced age, and without the backing of Studio Ghibli.

The English language dub features the voices of Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Oliver Platt, and James Marsden. It will be released on October 17. Watch the trailer below:

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