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Watch: Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s Fantastic Fest Winner ‘Tale of Princess Kaguya’

Watch: Trailer for Studio Ghibli's 'Tale of Princess Kaguya'

This visually splendid, hand-drawn folktale retelling features English voice-work from Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, Daniel Dae Kim, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, John Cho, George Segal, Dean Cain and Darren Criss.

While Ghibli films are best seen in their native language, the voicers do a fine job in this story of a girl the size of a thumb who, raised by a bamboo cutter, blossoms into a coveted princess and must choose a suitable husband. "Kaguya" delicately blends animated whimsy with classical storytelling, returning Takahata to the form of "Grave of the Fireflies" (1988) — though that’s a much more melancholy film.

GKIDs distributes the film stateside on October 17.

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