'Tales from Earthsea' U.S. release on August 13
The movie reached #1 at the Japanese box office in 2006, but received mixed reviews. It was nominated for Animation of the Year, but ultimately won the tongue-in-cheek Bunshun Raspberry Award after failing to meet Ghibli fans' expectations.
The plot is ostensibly based on the Earthsea novels, including sections of A Wizard of Earthsea, The Farthest Shore and Tehanu. Author Ursula K. Le Guin called Tales "a good movie" but "not my book", and was critical of its PG-13 violence.