Goro Miyazaki’s Tales from Earthsea Finally Arrives in the States

Studio Ghibli’s “Gedo Senki”, aka “Tales from Earthsea”, Goro Miyazaki’s adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin’s “Earthsea” novels from 2006 is finally coming ashore to the good ol USA, with Disney set to unveil the film in (unfortunately) limited release on August 13, 2010. (You can thank the SyFy Channel for that little bit of delay.)

Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange… What’s even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn’t enter the world of humans. Due to all these bizarre events, Ged, a wandering wizard, is investigating the cause. During his journey, he meets Prince Arren, a young distraught teenage boy. While Arren may look like a shy young teen, he has a severe dark side, which grants him strength, hatred, ruthlessness and has no mercy, especially when it comes to protecting Teru. For the witch Kumo this is a perfect opportunity. She can use the boy’s “fears” against the very one who would help him, Ged.

Voice work for the English version are provided by Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Cheech Marin and Mariska Hargitay, among others. Current screening locations include:

New York: Angelica/Manhattan
11:30am 2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 12:00am (Fri / Sat)

Los Angeles: The Landmark
11:50am 2:20 4:50 7:20 9:45

San Francisco: The Kabuki
1:40 4:20 7:20 9:35

Seattle: Harvard Exit
1:30 4:15 7:00 9:40

Honolulu: Victoria Ward
Showtimes TBD

Check out a domestic poster for the movie from Collider. And a trailer, in case you missed it.

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