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    PONYO on Blu-ray Plus MIYAZAKI SPECIAL EDITIONS on R1 DVD

    Source: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Inc. Press release Official Movie Site: disneypictures/ponyo Special Thanks to Jackie Cavanagh On March 2, 2010, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release several titles from legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Miyazaki`s latest, PONYO, will be available in both Blu-ray and DVD, while the classics CASTLE IN THE SKY, KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE, and MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO are returning as Special Edition DVDs with brand new extra features.

    PONYO

    Disney Presents a Studio Ghibli Film From Oscar-Winning* Director Hayao Miyazaki. A Fantastic Re-imagination of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” Comes to Blu-Ray Hi-Def and DVD on March 2, 2010

    A heartwarming and lushly animated retelling of a beloved fairytale, PONYO comes to Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD on March 2, 2010 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Presented by legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and featuring the exquisitely hand-drawn animation that has won Miyazaki worldwide acclaim, Ponyo transports audiences into an enchanting dreamscape where anything seems possible. Inspired by the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale “The Little Mermaid” also incorporates a very contemporary concern for nature. Hayao Miyazaki’s PONYO is packed with never-before-seen bonus features. The PONYO Blu-ray and DVD brings audiences a breathtaking introduction to the world of global animation for children and adults, making it a perfect holiday gift for the whole family. Miyazaki creates a bold, imaginative vision of a magical world from a child’s point of view. The first film from Miyazaki to be made available on Blu-ray, PONYO brims with color and energy on a stunning journey into a child’s inner life. With a story that families can enjoy together, the film’s star-studded voice cast includes Cate Blanchett (ELIZABETH, BABEL), Matt Damon (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM), Tina Fey (30 ROCK), Liam Neeson (THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA), Cloris Leachman (CASTLE IN THE SKY), Betty White (THE GOLDEN GIRLS), comedian Lily Tomlin and introduces Noah Lindsey Cyrus (as Ponyo) and Frankie Jonas (as Sosuke). Creator of acclaimed and beloved animated classics including Academy Award-winner SPIRITED AWAY (2002 winner for Best Animated Feature) and HOWL`S MOVING CASTLE, Miyazaki is founder of the legendary Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli. John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios, is a two-time Academy Award winner (1998 winner for Best Short Film, Animated for TIN TOY and 1995 Special Achievement Award for TOY STORY) and a recognized pioneer in the field of animation. He is credited with executive producing as well as directing the English language voice cast on the film. Joining Lasseter as executive producers of the English-language version are Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. Walking on the beach near his home, a five-year old boy named Sosuke (voiced by Frankie Jonas) finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle. He releases the tiny creature and, sure that she is no ordinary fish, names his new friend Ponyo (Noah Lindsey Cyrus). As Ponyo and Sosuke grow closer, she reveals to him that she is the daughter of a powerful wizard (Liam Neeson) and a sea goddess (Cate Blanchett), and magically transforms herself into a real human girl. But by crossing from her watery world onto land, Ponyo has created a dangerous imbalance in nature. As the moon begins to draw closer to the earth, sea levels rise and a giant tsunami threatens to destroy Sosuke’s home. Ponyo’s father marshals all his might to find his missing daughter, as the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to try and save the world.

    Bonus Features The World of Ghibli- Allows fans to immerse themselves in the amazing worlds from each film created by legendary filmmaker, Hayao Miyazaki in this multi-layered interactive experience. Lands to explore include: • PONYO’S Land • KIKI’S Land • CASTLE’S Land • TOTORO’S Land Behind the Studio- Unprecedented access to all the background, inspiration and process behind he making of Ponyo and the inner workings of Studio Ghibli through a series of documentaries. They include all new interviews with Hayao Miyazaki, and composer Joe Hisaishi. Also included in this feature are: • Creating Ponyo • Ponyo & Fujimoto • The Nursery • Behind the Microphone: The Voice of Ponyo • Producers Perspective: Telling the Story • Scoring Miyazaki • The Scenery in Ghibli • Original Japanese Trailer PONYO is priced at $39.99 for Blu-ray Hi-Def and $29.99 for 2-Disc DVD. STREET DATE: March 2, 2010 Pricing: DVD: $29.99 (US), $ 35.99(Canada) Blu-ray Disc: $39.99 (U.S.), $41.99 (Canada) Rated: G Technical specifications may only apply to feature


    CASTLE IN THE SKY, KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO SPECIAL EDITION DVDS

    CASTLE IN THE SKY: SPECIAL EDITION

    Introduce your entire family to CASTLE IN THE SKY: SPECIAL EDITION, featuring a timeless story of courage and friendship with stunning animation from acclaimed Academy-Award-winning* director Hayao Miyazaki. Plus, this 2-Disc Special Edition DVD included never-before-seen bonus features that transport you deeper into the film’s amazing world! This high-flying adventure begins when Pazu, an engineer’s apprentice, finds a young girl, Sheeta, floating down from the sky, wearing a glowing pendant. Together, they discover both are searching for a legendary floating castle, Laputa, and vow to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal around Sheeta’s neck. Their quest won’t be easy, however. There are greedy air pirates, secret government agents and astounding obstacles to keep them from the truth—and from each other. Add CASTLE IN THE SKY: SPECIAL EDITION to your DVD library, and this magical and uplifting classic will thrill and amaze your family for years to come! Bonus Features • The World Of Ghibli – Visit Castle In The Sky In This Imaginative Interactive Experience! • Introduction By John Lasseter • Storyboard Presentation Of The Movie STREET DATE: March 2, 2010 Suggested retail price: $29.99 US; $35.99 Canada Rated: ‘Not Rated’ US; ‘PG’ Canada Run time: 125 minutes DVD aspect ratio: 1.85:1 Language: English, French and Japanese (US); English, Japanese (Canada)

    KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE: SPECIAL EDITION

    Discover KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE: SPECIAL EDITION, a fantastic coming-of-age tale full of magic, adventure and self-discovery from the sensational imagination of Academy-Award-winning* director Hayao Miyazaki. And now you can explore even more of Kiki’s amazing world through never-before-seen bonus features—exclusively in this 2-Disc Special Edition DVD! Kiki is an enterprising young girl who must follow tradition to become a full-fledged witch. Venturing out with only her black cat, Jiji, Kiki flies off for the adventure of a lifetime. Landing in a far-off city, she sets up a high-flying delivery service and begins a wonderful experience of independence and responsibility as she finds her place in the world. Bring home KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE: SPECIAL EDITION for your family’s DVD library and share Kiki’s high-flying adventure again and again! Bonus Features • The World Of Ghibli – Visit Kiki’s Delivery Service In This Imaginative Interactive Experience! • Introduction By John Lasseter • Storyboard Presentation Of The Movie STREET DATE: March 2, 2010 Direct prebook: January 5, 2010 Suggested retail price: $29.99 US; $35.99 Canada Rated: ‘G’ US; ‘PG’ Canada Run time: 105 minutes DVD aspect ratio: 1.85:1 Language: English, French, Spanish, Japanese (US); English, Japanese (Canada)

    MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO: SPECIAL EDITION

    Visionary and Academy-Award-winning* director Hayao Miyazaki has created a heartwarming, music-filled and wonderful world in MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO: SPECIAL EDITION, a delightfully animated family adventure. And now—exclusively in this 2-Disc Special Edition DVD—never-before-seen bonus features reveal even more of Totoro’s fantastic world! Follow the adventures of Satsuki and her four- year-old sister Mei when they move into a new home in the countryside. To their delight, they discover that their new neighbor is a mysterious forest spirit called Totoro—who can be seen only through the eyes of a child. Totoro introduces them to extraordinary characters—including a cat that doubles as a bus!—and takes them on an incredible journey. Bring home MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO: SPECIAL EDITION for your family’s DVD library and experience the timeless classic film critic Roger Ebert calls “one of the very few that come along that are magical for all ages.” Bonus Features • The World Of Ghibli – Visit My Neighbor Totoro In This Imaginative Interactive Experience! • Storyboard Presentation Of The Movie STREET DATE: March 2, 2010 Suggested retail price: $29.99 US; $35.99 Canada Rated: ‘G’ US; ‘G’ Canada Run time: 88inutes DVD aspect ratio: 1.85:1 Language: English, French, Japanese (US); English, Japanese (Canada) *Academy Award for SPIRITED AWAY

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