Which Studio Ghibli film would you recommend to a friend?

I’m trying to figure out which film that I should recommend to someone who has never seen a Studio Ghibli film before.  If you have any other suggestions feel free to comment

Gkids Releases The Tale of Princess Kaguya

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.

Studio Ghibli’s First TV Series

ronnia-the-robbers-daughterGoro Miyazaki, who is the son of famed director Hayao Miyazaki, will direct the new anime series called Ronia the Robber’s Daughter.  It will be based on the children’s book of the same name by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. (more…)