Ahead of any official announcement, Amazon has begun listing Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises on Blu-ray and DVD with a release date of November 18, 2014. Earlier today we announced that Kiki’s Delivery Service will also be released on November 18 with a 2-disc Blu-ray featuring never-before-seen bonus features as well as Princess Mononoke on Blu-ray for the first time in the US.
An A-list roster of voice talent has been assembled for the English-language version of Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises, which opens in select North American theaters on February 21, 2014, expanding wide on February 28, 2014. The film marks director Hayao Miyazaki’s final feature, as the legendary animation veteran announced his retirement in September 2013.
In The Wind Rises, Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world’s most accomplished airplane designers, experiencing key historical events in an epic tale of love, perseverance and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world. The voice cast of the English-language version follows.
Walt Disney Studios has just released this rather lengthy featurette for its upcoming release of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, which debuts in theaters nationwide on October 5, 2012. Joining Burton for the featurette are cast members Charlie Tahan, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder and Martin Landau. Also featured from the creative team are executive producer Don Hahn, producer Allison Abbate, production designer Rick Heinrichs and puppet designer Joe Holman.
The featurette also includes quite a bit of behind-the-scenes footage including the voiceover work as well as shooting the actual sets and props. A small amount of new footage is also shared.