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Princess Mononoke Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This $20 million animated adventure/fantasy quickly became the highest grossing Japanese film in Japanese film history (making $150 million in Japan during its first seven months). Set in the 14th century, the ecology-themed epic was directed by Hayao Miyazaki whose previous films were acquired by Disney for U.S. distribution plus other territories. Princess Mononoke depicts a mystical battle between Animal Gods of the forest and humans during Japan's Muromachi Period. Young Ashitaka receives a fatal infection after a demonic wild boar attacks his northern village. Seeking a cure, he sets out to locate the deer-like god Shishigami. Along the way, he sees the rape of the Earth by a mining village. The constant plundering by the village has brought the wrath of the Wolf God, Moro, who attacks the village along with San, a human who was raised by the wolf god. She communicates with the nature spirits -- which is why she is called Princess Mononoke ("spirits of things"). Ashitaka wants these opposing forces to co-exist, and he hopes to bring peace between San and the ironworks owner, Lady Eboshi. However, he is thwarted as higher powers, intent on killing the Shishigama, intrude, and a battle erupts over the future of all nature. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:July 12, 1997

Cast

Yoji Matsuda
as Ashitaka
Yuriko Ishida
as San
Yuko Tanaka
as Lady Eboshi
Kaori Kobayashi
as Jiko
Masahiko Nishimura
as Koroku
Tsunehiko Kamijyo
as Gonza
Sumi Shimamoto
as Toki
Akihiro Miwa
as Moro
Hisaya Morishige
as Okkoto
Billy Crudup
as Ashitaka [English Version]
Claire Danes
as San [English Version]
Billy Bob Thornton
as Jiko [English Version]
Minnie Driver
as Lady Eboshi [English Version]
Gillian Anderson
as Moro [English Version]
John DiMaggio
as Koroku [English Version]
Jada Pinkett Smith
as Sonji [English Version]

Crew

Hayao Miyazaki
Director
Toshio Suzuki
Producer
Hayao Miyazaki
Screenwriter
Neil Gaiman
Screenwriter
Atsushi Okui
Cinematographer
Joe Hisaishi
Composer (Music Score)
Takeshi Seyama
Editor
Hayao Miyazaki
Editor
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Scott Martin
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma
Executive Producer
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Sound/Sound Designer
Kitaro Kosaka
Animation Director
Masashi Ando
Animation Director
Yoshifumi Kondo
Animation Director
Jack Fletcher
Voice Director
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