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'Tales from Earthsea' U.S. release on August 13

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Tales from EarthseaDisney is to release Studio Ghibli's Tales from Earthsea (????) in just over a fortnight. [Joe Strike/a.f.f]

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.

Earthsea's director was Gor? Miyazaki; his famous father was busy with Howl's Moving Castle.

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I for one am interested in how the film portrays the world of Earthsea. I always said it would be impossible to convey the feel of the books through film, but animé? It may well work.

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