Tales from Earthsea (movie)

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Alternative title:
Cuentos de Terramar (Spanish)
Die Chroniken von Erdsee (German)
Gedo Senki (Japanese)
Gedo Senki - Tales from Earthsea
I Racconti di Terramare (Italian)
Legenden om Jordhavet (Danish)
Legender från Övärlden (Swedish)
Les Contes de Terremer (French)
Opowieśći z Ziemiomorza (Polish)
Tales of Ged
Truyền thuyết về rồng (vietnamese)
Сказания Земноморья (Russian)
ゲド戦記 (Japanese)
地海傳說 (Chinese (Hong Kong))
地海戰記 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: adventure, drama, fantasy
Themes: dragons
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of humans. Due to all these bizarre events, Ged, a wandering wizard, is investigating the cause. During his journey, he meets Prince Arren, a young distraught teenage boy. While Arren may look like a shy young teen, he has a severe dark side, which grants him strength, hatred, ruthlessness and has no mercy, especially when it comes to protecting Teru. For the witch Kumo this is a perfect opportunity. She can use the boy's "fears" against the very one who would help him, Ged.
User Ratings: 1119 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 49 votes (sub:29, dub:16, raw:2, others:2
2 Spanish dubbed
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 Excellent: 129 votes (sub:92, dub:27, raw:1, ?:1, others:8
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 French edited dub
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
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 Very good: 222 votes (sub:143, dub:58, raw:4, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:14
4 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Good: 344 votes (sub:226, dub:94, raw:4, ?:3, others:17
4 Spanish dubbed
3 Spanish subtitled
2 German dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Finnish subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Mandarin subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Italian dubbed
1 French dubbed
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 Decent: 172 votes (sub:120, dub:31, ?:3, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:16
3 Italian dubbed
3 French subtitled
3 Russian dubbed
2 Russian subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Swedish subtitled
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 So-so: 93 votes (sub:59, dub:24, raw:3, others:7
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
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 Not really good: 34 votes (sub:24, dub:5, raw:1, others:4
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 French subtitled
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 Weak: 43 votes (sub:25, dub:13, ?:1, others:4
1 Russian dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
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 Bad: 18 votes (sub:10, dub:8)
 Awful: 12 votes (sub:6, dub:3, ?:1, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German dubbed
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 Worst ever: 3 votes (dub:2, others:1
1 French subtitled
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Seen in part or in whole by 1759 users, rank: #613 (of 6087)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.832 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.8219, rank: #2773 (of 6079)
Weighted mean: 6.795 (Good−), rank: #2757 (of 6079) (seen all: 6.81 / seen some: 6.33 / won't finish: 2.40)
Bayesian estimate: 6.804 (Good−), rank: #2516 (of 4584)
Running time: 116 minutes
Vintage: 2006-07-29
Premiere date:
2006-07-29 (Japan, Toho Theaters nationwide)
2006-09-03 (Italy, Venice Film Festival)
2007-02-14 (Taiwan)
2007-03-31 (Turkey, 26. International Istanbul Film Festival)
2007-04-20 (Italy, theaters)
2007-05-18 (Poland)
2007-07-24 (Germany, 21st Fantasy Film Festival)
2007-09-22 (Finland, 20th Love and Anarchy Film Festival)
2010-08-13 (USA)
Release dates: We have 8
Ending Theme:
"Toki no Uta" (時の歌; "The Song of Time") by Aoi Teshima
Insert song:
"Therru no Uta" (テルーの唄; "Therru's Song") by Aoi Teshima
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 6
Comment:
Gedo Senki marks the directorial debut of Goro Miyazaki, son of legendary anime director Hayao Miyazaki. Goro's first try at the director's chair was met with unflattering results, earning him and the film the Worst Film and Worst Director awards at the 2007 Bunshun Raspberry Awards.
Loosely based off "The Farthest Shore", the third book of Earthsea novel series by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Reviews:
Tales from Earthsea DVD (Jan 6, 2008)
Gedo Senki (Aug 11, 2006)
News: Show:
Gedo Senki in Australia (Dec 22, 2006)
Earthsea Gets UK Release (Dec 15, 2006)
Video: Gedo Senki at VIFF (Sep 18, 2006)
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Gedo Senki Back at #1 (Aug 28, 2006)
Gedo Senki #1 Yet Again (Aug 14, 2006)
Gedo Senki Still #1 (Aug 11, 2006)
New Gedo Senki Trailer (May 16, 2006)
Gedo Senki Site Open (May 1, 2006)
New Gedo Senki Trailer (Apr 28, 2006)
Gedo Senki Synopsis (Apr 24, 2006)
Gedo Senki Trailer (Apr 13, 2006)
Gedo Senki Update (Feb 23, 2006)
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Blu-Ray (Region B)
    Tales from Earthsea (Blu-Ray + DVD) 2012-06-25
DVD (Region 1)
    Tales From Earthsea (DVD) 2011-03-08 (from $20.62)
DVD (Region 4)
    Tales from Earthsea - (2 Disc Set) (DVD)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Goro Miyazaki
Storyboard: Goro Miyazaki
Original Concept: Hayao Miyazaki ("Shuna no Tabi")
Original creator: Ursula K. Le Guin (novel)
Character Design: Akihiko Yamashita
Art Director: Youji Takeshige
Animation Director: Takeshi Inamura
Producer: Toshio Suzuki

Advertising Producer:
Ai Nakanishi (TOHO)
Eriko Chika (Movie-I Ent.)
Hiroshi Yajima (TOHO Ad.)
Hiroyuki Orihara (TOHO Ad.)
Masaru Yabe (TOHO Ad.)
Mieko Hara (TOHO Ad.)
Miori Karube (Movie-I Ent.)
Naoto Okamura (Movie-I Ent.)
Nobutaka Nishida (TOHO)
Shinpei Ise
Takeshi Kase (Movie-I Ent.)
Tomomi Taniguchi (Movie-I Ent.)
Yuji Tanaka (Movie-I Ent.)
Animation Check:
Hitomi Tateno
Kaori Fujii (assistant)
Rie Nakagome
Animation Supervisor: Akihiko Yamashita
Assistant producer:
Taku Kishimoto
Tomohiko Ishii
Auditing: Hirotaka Nakao
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin (Original Story)
CG Engineer: Masafumi Inoue
Character Merchandise Development:
Koichi Asano
Mika Yasuda
Naomi Atsuta
Tomomi Imai
Chief Production Manager: Miyuki Shimamiya
Color Specification:
Kazuko Yamada (assistant)
Rie Furushiro (assistant)
Yukie Tamura (assistant)
Digital Animation Director: Mitsunori Kataama
Digital Optical Recording: Noboru Nishio
Dolby Film Consultant:
Mikio Mori (Continental Far East)
Tsutomu Kawahigashi
Editing: Takeshi Seyama
Film Development:
Hiroaki Hirabayashi (timing)
Ken Okada (digital cinema mastering)
Machiko Sakahigashi (film recording)
Takehisa Kawamata (lab manager)
Tetsuya Yamai (color management)
Wataru Matsumoto (color management)
Yuuko Shimura (lab coordinator)
Filming Director: Atsushi Okui
Image Director: Atsushi Okui
Insert Song Arrangement: Tamiya Terashima
Insert Song Composition: Hiroko Taniyama
Insert Song Lyrics: Goro Miyazaki
Insert Song Performance: Aoi Teshima
Music Copyright: Takashi Nagai
Music Director: Chikako Takahashi
Music Editing: Naoko Ono
Music Performance: Hideyo Takakuwa (Flute)
Music Production: Masaaki Fujita
Optical Recording: Futoshi Ueda
Production Business Manager: Shinsuke Nonaka
Production Committee:
Daisuke Kadoya (NTV)
Eisaku Tamura (D-Rights)
Hideyuki Takai (TOHO)
Hiroya Nishimura (D-Rights)
Jin'ichirō Takada (NTV)
Kazuo Yoshida (NTV)
Kazuyoshi Yoshikawa (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners)
Kino Arai (D-Rights)
Koji Hoshino (Buena Vista Home Ent.)
Kouji Kishimoto (Buena Vista Home Ent.)
Koutarou Sugiyama (Dentsu)
Maiko Hirano (Buena Vista Home Ent.)
Masahiko Osawa (NTV)
Masatsugu Yabe (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners)
Mayumi Hirakata (NTV)
Megumi Yoshida (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners)
Minami Ichikawa (TOHO)
Nobuyuki Iinuma (NTV)
Noriko Yanagisawa (NTV)
Norio Hayashi (Dentsu)
Ryuuichi Mori (Dentsu)
Seiichiro Ujiie (NTV)
Shinji Takada (NTV)
Takashi Satou (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners)
Takayuki Tsukagoshi (Buena Vista Home Ent.)
Tateo Mataki (Dentsu)
Tatsuya Tanemura (Dentsu)
Tatsuyoshi Takashima (Dentsu)
Tetsuya Yamamoto (D-Rights)
Tomomasa Hosokawa (NTV)
Tooru Itabashi (D-Rights)
Toshiya Takasaki (D-Rights)
Yaeko Nagami (Buena Vista Home Ent.)
Yoshinari Shimatani (TOHO)
Yoshio Yasunaga (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners)
Yuuji Shimamoto (Dentsu)
Yuuko Muranaka (Buena Vista Home Ent.)
Production Desk: Yuichiro Mochizuki
Recording Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Recording engineer:
Eihiko Ohno
Tsukuru Takagi
Sound Mixing: Shuji Inoue
Sound Production: Nobue Yoshinaga
Special Effects: Keiko Itogawa
Theme Song Arrangement: Tamiya Terashima
Theme Song Composition:
Akino Arai
Hisaaki Hogari
Theme Song Lyrics:
Akino Arai
Goro Miyazaki
Theme Song Performance: Aoi Teshima
Titles: Kaoru Mano
Trailer Production: Keiichi Itagaki
Aoi Teshima as Therru
Junichi Okada as Prince Arren

Jun Fubuki as Tenar
Kaoru Kobayashi as The King
Mitsuko Baisho as Vendor
Takashi Naito as Hazia dealer
Teruyuki Kagawa as Usagi
Yui Natsukawa as The Queen
Yuko Tanaka as Witch Kumo

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio Ghibli
Background Art: Studio Ghibli
Backgrounds Cooperation:
Dr. Movie
Moon Flower
Ogura Kobo
Casting: Pug Point
Development: Imagica
Digital Paint: T2 Studio
Distributor: TOHO
Film Preview Production: Gal Enterprise
Music Production Management: Inspire Holdings inc.
Production Studio: Studio Ghibli
Recording Studio: Tokyo TV Center
Sound Effects: Digital Circus
Sound Production: Fonishia
Soundtrack CD Production: Tokuma Japan Communications
Special Support: Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
Special Thanks:
LAWSON
The Yomiuri Shimbun
Titles: Malin Post
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Gary Rydstrom
Executive producer: John Lasseter
Assistant ADR Director: Ned Lott
Casting: Ned Lott
Mix Technician: Jurgen Scharpf
Post-Production Manager: Jennifer Goldberg
Re-Recording Mixing: Michael Semanick
Supervising ADR Editor: Victor Garcia
Theme Song Lyrics:
Evan Ma
Jim Hubbert
Steve Alpert
Theme Song Performance: Blaire Restaneo
English companies
Distributor:
Buena Vista Home Entertainment (U.S.)
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Optimum Releasing (UK)
Licensed by: The Walt Disney Company (U.S.)
Mixing: Skywalker Sound
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Jean-Marc Pannetier
Nadine Girard as Therru
Rémi Bichet as Arren

Boris Rhelinger as Haré
Françoise Cadol as Tenar

Adrien Antoine as Le Faiseur de Temps
André Chaumeau as Le Vendeur d'Hazia
Anneliese Fromont as L'autre villageoise
Bernard Alane as Le Premier Ministre Royal
Georges Claisse as Epervier
Gérard Surugue as Le Capitaine
Jean-Francois Cross as Le Premier Laquais
Julien Meunier as Le Second Laquais
Malvina Germain as La Mère de Arren
Nathalie Duverne as La villageoise
Pascale Jacquemont as Une Courtisane
Perette Pradier as La Marchande
Pierre Baton as Racine
Pierre Dourlens as Le Roi
Vincent Grass as Le Ministre Royal

French companies
Broadcaster:
Canal + (from 22 February 2009)
Canal + Family (from 22 February 2009)
Dubbing Studio: Dubbing Brothers
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Eduardo Garza as Prince Arren
Romina Marroquín Payró as Therru(singing voice)

Cesar Arias as Raíz
Gabriel Ortiz as Hare
Ismael Castro as King

Love Santini as Woman
Miguel Angel Ghigliazza as Drug seller
Noe Velázquez as Court member
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Cinemax Latin America (Latin America)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Gualtiero Cannarsi

Dubbing Assistant: Metello Mori
Dubbing Sound: Alberto Severini
Mixing: Tonino Anastasi
Sciptwriting: Gualtiero Cannarsi
Gemma Donati as Therru
Marco Vivio as Principe Arren
Vittorio Di Prima as Ged/Sparviere

Alessandra Cassioli as Aracne (Kumo)
Enrico Pallini as Lepre (Usagi)
Roberta Paladini as Tenar
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Rai 4
Distributor: Lucky Red
German staff
German cast
(none)
Farina Brock as Theru
Manuel Straube as Prinz Arren

Gerd Meyer as Hare
Kathrin Simon as Tenar
Martina Dunker as Königin
Walter von Hauff as König

Inge Solbrig as Händlerin
Tobias Lelle as Händler
German companies
Distributor:
Universum Anime
Universum-Films (UFA)
Polish staff
Polish cast
Translation: Andrzej Wójcik
(none)
Polish companies
Distributor: Monolith Films
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Distributor: Deltamac Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
Chinese (Hong Kong) staff
Chinese (Hong Kong) companies
(none)
Chinese (Hong Kong) cast
(none)
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