Sunday, March 29, 2015

Announcement I Studio Ghibli: Spirited Away & The Cat Returns on Blu-ray 6/16

Disney presents two beloved films from the acclaimed Studio Ghibli, Oscar - Winning Masterpiece Spirited Away and the enchanting fantasy adventure The Cat Returns, will be available for the first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack June 16th! 

Spirited Away is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. While The Cat Returns is about a schoolgirl, Haru (voiced by Anne Hathaway), bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. Both are magical animated adventures that will delight and inspire the whole family! 

Disney Presents Two Beloved Films from the Acclaimed Studio Ghibli 
Available for the First Time on Blu-ray™

Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar®-Winning Masterpiece

The Enchanting Fantasy Adventure

Experience these Magical Adventures Like Never Before
on Blu-ray Combo Pack June 16, 2015


Synopsis:                 From Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema, comes the Oscar®-winning triumph (2002, Best Animated Feature Film), filled with astonishing beauty and epic adventure, a dazzling masterpiece for the ages. “Spirited Away” is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.  An unforgettable story, brimming with creativity, “Spirited Away” will take you on a journey beyond your imagination. It’s a fantastic tale the whole family will want to experience over and over again on Disney Blu-ray!

English Voice Cast:    Daveigh Chase (Chihiro), Suzanne Pleshette (Yubaba/Zeniba), Jason Marsden (Haku), Susan Egan (Lin), David Ogden Stiers (Kamaji), Lauren Holly (Chihiro's Mother), Michael Chiklis (Chihiro's Father), John Ratzenberger (Assistant Manager), Tara Strong (“Baby”)& Bob Bergen (Aogaeru).

Writer/ Director:       Hayao Miyazaki
Producers:                   English Version: Donald W. Ernst & John Lasseter, Japanese Version: Toshio Suzuki
Rating:                          English Version: PG for some scary moment (US & Canada)
Feature Run Time:     125 minutes
Bonus Content:          Introduction by John Lasseter
The Art of Spirited Away
Behind The Microphone
Original Japanese Storyboards
Nippon Television Special
Original Japanese Trailers
TV Spots


Synopsis:                    From the Studio that brought you “Spirited Away,” comes the visually stunning “The Cat Returns.” Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat, and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. To change her fate, she’ll need to learn to believe in herself and, in the process, she will learn to appreciate her everyday life. For the first time ever on Disney Blu-ray comes “The Cat Returns,” a magical animated adventure that will delight and inspire everyone.

English Voice Cast:    Anne Hathaway (Haru), Cary Elwes (The Baron), Peter Boyle (Muta), Elliott Gould (Toto), 
Andy Richter (Natoru), Rene Auberjonois (Natori), Tim Curry (Cat King), Judy Greer (Yuki), Andrew Bevis (Prince Lune), Kristen Bell (Hiromi), Kristine Sutherland (Haru’s Mother) and Katia Coe (Little Haru).

Director:                     Hiroyuki Morita
Writers:                       Original Graphic Novel by Aoi Hiiragi; Original Japanese Screenplay by Reiko Yohsida; Cindy Davis Hewitt (English version), Donald H. Hewitt (English version)
Producers:                  Ned Lott (English Version), Toshio Suzuki, Nozomu Takahashi
Rating:                         English: G for minor scary imagery and cartoon violence (US & Canada)
Feature Run Time:     75 minutes
Bonus Content:          Original Japanese Storyboards
Original Japanese Trailers
TV Spots
The Making of The Cat Returns
Behind The Microphone

Release Date:             June 16, 2015
Aspect Ratios:            Spirited Away:  1.85:1
The Cat Returns:  1.85:1
Audio:                          Spirited Away: 5.1 DTS - HDMA
The Cat Returns: 5.1 DTS - HDMA
Languages:                  English, Japanese, French
Subtitles:                     [English, French]

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