Studio Ghibli’s film The Tale of Princess Kaguya, which was directed by Isao Takahata, will be released in the U.S. this fall. Gkids have bought the rights to the film and also the theatrical, non-theatrical, home video and television rights in North America. This agreement was done between Eric Beckman from Gkids and Geoffrey Wexler from Studio Ghibli. The film will be released in theaters and eligible to receive an Oscar amongst other awards.
The same crew who created the english versions of The Wind Rises and From Up on Poppy Hill will do the same for The Tale of Princess Kaguya. The film is about the life of Princess Kaguya beginning from when she was a baby to her adulthood. This is Takahata’s first film in fourteen years since he directed Grave of the Fireflies.