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Disney Officially Announces Second Round of Miyazaki DVDs

posted on 2004-11-10 14:29 EST
The Cat Replaces Totoro

Walt Disney has announced that on February 22nd it will release 3 2-disc DVD releases of Miyazaki movies Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Porco Rosso and The Cat Returns. Previously Disney had indicated that My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, and Porco Rosso would have been released on August 31st, 2004. These releases were then delayed until February 22nd, and then removed from Disney's retail release schedule. Currently there is no known release date for My Neighbor Totoro. Totoro was released on DVD by Fox and Troma in December 2002.

Each Title will be released on February 22nd, in a 2-disc set, for $29.99 and will feature newly produced English language dubs, as well as the original Japanese audio and other bonus material (see the Release Database for full details).

Also of note, the press release contains the first listing of the English dub cast for The Cat Returns, featuring:
    Anne Hathaway (“The Princes Diaries 2: Royal Engagement”)
  • Cary Elwes (“Ella Enchanted”)
  • Peter Boyle (TV's “Everybody Loves Raymond”)
  • Elliott Gould (“Ocean's Eleven”)
  • Andy Richter (“Elf”)
  • Rene Auberjonois (“The Princess Diaries”)
  • Tim Curry (“The Wild Thornberrys Movie”)
  • Judy Greer (“The Village”)
  • Andrew Bevis
  • Kristen Bell
  • Kristine Sutherland (TV's “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”)
  • Katia Coe.

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