Studio Ghibli’s ‘Princess Mononoke,’ ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ on Blu-ray in November

'Princess Mononoke' on Blu-rayOn November 18, 2014, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release two beloved Studio Ghibli animated films on Blu-ray for the first time.

Witness the majesty of the celebrated animator Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpiece, Princess Mononoke, for the first time ever on Blu-ray High Definition. This exquisitely animated, critically acclaimed adventure from one of the most illustrious filmmakers of all time is now even more spectacular with dazzling HD picture and sound.

Inflicted with a deadly curse, a young warrior named Ashitaka sets out to the forests of the west in search of the cure that will save his life. Once there, he becomes inextricably entangled in a bitter battle that matches Lady Eboshi and a proud clan of humans against the forest’s animal gods…who are led by the brave Princess Mononoke, a young woman raised by wolves. This monumental struggle between man and nature will have you transfixed as stunning artistry blends with epic storytelling to create a uniquely entertaining motion picture.

Princess Mononoke features the vocal talents of Billy Crudup (Ashitaka), Billy Bob Thornton (Jigo), Minnie Driver (Lady Eboshi), John DiMaggio (Gonza), Claire Danes (San), John DeMita (Kohroku), Jada Pinkett Smith (Toki), Gillian Anderson (Moro) and Keith David (Okkoto).

BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES

  • Original Japanese Storyboards
  • Original Japanese and English Trailers
  • Original English Theatrical Trailer
  • Original TV Spots
  • Princess Mononoke in the USA — In September of 1999, Princess Mononoke’s director, Hayao Miyazaki traveled to the US and Canada to promote the film’s release. This feature is a record of those events
  • Featurette — Jada Pinkett Smith, Claire Danes, Billy Bob Thornton, Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup talk about acting in the English voice cast in Princess Mononoke.

'Kiki's Delivery Service' on Blu-ray

Also on November 18, discover Kiki’s Delivery Service, a fantastic coming-of-age tale full of magic, adventure and self-discovery from the sensational imagination of Academy Award® winning director Hayao Miyazaki (2002, Best Animated Feature Film Spirited Away). And now you can explore even more of Kiki’s amazing world through a never-before-seen bonus feature — exclusively in this 2-Disc Special Edition.

Kiki is an enterprising young girl who must follow tradition to become a full-fledged witch. Venturing out with only her black cat, Jiji, Kiki flies off for the adventure of a lifetime. Landing in a far-off city, she sets up a high-flying delivery service and begins a wonderful experience of independence and responsibility as she finds her place in the world.

Kiki’s Delivery Service features the vocal talents of Kirsten Dunst (Kiki), Matthew Lawrence (Tombo), Phil Hartman (Jiji), Janeane Garafalo (Ursula), Trees MacNeille (Osono) and Debbie Reynolds (Madam Oku-sama).

BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES:

  • Introduction by John Lasseter
  • Original Japanese Storyboards
  • Original Japanese Trailers
  • Behind the Microphone — English voice cast members Kirsten Dunst, Janeane Garofalo and Phil Hartman give voice to their on-screen characters
  • Creating Kiki’s Delivery Service — Director Miyazaki discusses how he created the world of the movie
  • Kiki & Jiji — Producer Toshio Suzuki reveals how Director Miyazaki based the character of Kiki on Suzuki’s teenage daughter
  • Flying with Kiki & Beyond — The director discusses how he approached Kiki flying
  • Producer’s Perspective: Collaborating with Miyazaki — The producer talks about how he worked with the director through the years
  • The Locations of Kiki — The real world locations that influenced the look of the film are revealed
  • Scoring Miyazaki — Composer Joe Hisaishi talks about his approach in writing the music.
  • Ursula’s Painting (ALL NEW) — A musical montage of Ursula’s Painting. The painting was created by junior high school students and used by Director Miyazaki for the film.

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