Seattle is one of five lucky cities to open Walt Disney Studios/Studio Ghibli's new film TALES FROM THE EARTHSEA on Friday, August 13! In Seattle it will be showing exclusively at Landmark Harvard Exit (801 E Roy St, Seattle) and will only be playing for a limited time, so get your tickets while they last (check with theater week of opening for showtimes/prices). This film is a must see for anime/Miyasaki fans!
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.
Genre: Animated adventure
U.S. Release Date: August 13, 2010 (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Honolulu)
English Language Voice Cast: Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Cheech Marin, Mariska Hargitay
Director: Goro Miyazaki
Producer: Toshio Suzuki
Screenplay by: Goro Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa
Inspired by “Shuna’s Journey” by: Hayao Miyazaki
Based on the “Earthsea” series by: Ursula K. Le Guin
Official Website: http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/earthsea
Added by doreosmile on July 28, 2010