Thursday, August 6, 2015
'When Marnie Was There' Coming to Blu-Ray/DVD in the US this October, ''Only Yesterday' getting dubbed?
According to the listing on Amazon, the date for your diary is October 6th 2015. The film will be released through Universal Home Entertainment, and will be available on DVD or as a Blu-Ray DVD combo. The special features include a making-of documentary and feature length storyboards. You can preorder the film here.
This isn't the only piece of Studio Ghibli movie news to break this week. Eagle eyed folks at Rotoscopers noticed that Geoffrey Wexler (who produced the dub of From Up On Poppy Hill) has listed on his LinkedIn page that he is directing a dub of Only Yesterday. For anyone who doesn't know, Only Yesterday is a 1991 film directed by Princess Kaguya's Isao Takahata. The film is one of the few Ghibli films that has yet to be released in North America. If the information is correct (and it seems unlikely that he'd get it wrong) it points to a possible over-due US release. And GKIDS would seem to be the most likely candidates. Only Yesterday is available in the UK via StudioCanal.
Wexler also states he's worked on an English dub for Ronja The Rober's Daughter- the TV series co-produced by Ghibli and Polygon Pictures and directed by Goro "son of Hayao" Miyazaki. Could we see an announcement about this too in the near future?
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.