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Slashfilm has debuted the U.S. teaser trailer for the new Studio Ghibli film, THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA. The film is based on an old folk tale about a princess who was found as an infant by a bamboo cutter. The cutter and his wife raise the girl in happiness, until one day, years later, when she must finally confront the fate that she has managed to hide from all these years.
The film is being directed by Isao Takahata, who also directed THE GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES. The English-language dub is set to star Chloe Grace Moretz in the role of the princess, with James Caan voicing the bamboo cutter and Mary Steenburgen taking on the role of his wife.
This trailer doesn't hint much at the film's plot, but does give you a good idea of the fantastically beautiful animation work at play.
THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA will open in the U.S. on October 17th.
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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.
From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary career in filmmaking for director Isao Takahata.