History Anime / TalesFromEarthsea

26th Jul '16 11:30:34 PM PaulA
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A StudioGhibli animated film based on the first, third, and fourth novels in the ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' series by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin. The film was directed by Goro Miyazaki, the son of studio founder Creator/HayaoMiyazaki.

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A StudioGhibli ''Tales from Earthsea'' (''Gedo senki'', "Ged's War Chronicles") is a Creator/StudioGhibli animated film based on the first, third, and fourth novels in the ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' series by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin. The film was directed by Goro Miyazaki, the son of studio founder Creator/HayaoMiyazaki.
26th Jul '16 11:29:00 PM PaulA
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A StudioGhibli animated film based on the first, third, and fourth novels in the ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' series by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin. Le Guin's response to the film can be found [[http://www.ursulakleguin.com/GedoSenkiResponse.html here]]. In a nutshell, she thought the film suffered in comparison to her own novels and that is was overly violent and [[{{Anvilicious}} preachy]], and that the characters are too white (which is a serious issue for Le Guin), but that the movie was merely dissatisfying rather than outright bad. Given Le Guin's [[DisownedAdaptation vehemently negative opinions]] of all prior attempts at adapting her work to other media this can be interpreted as getting off lightly. (Critics broadly agreed with Le Guin. The movie scores 41% on RottenTomatoes, by far the worst score of all the Ghibli films.)

The film was directed by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's son Goro, as Miyazaki had planned to retire. The elder Miyazaki's own reaction to the end product reportedly caused some friction between father and son, as well as some concern on the part of Studio Ghibli management over their ongoing lack of a new generation of directors capable of taking over for founding directors Miyazaki and Creator/IsaoTakahata.

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A StudioGhibli animated film based on the first, third, and fourth novels in the ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' series by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin. Le Guin's response to the film can be found [[http://www.ursulakleguin.com/GedoSenkiResponse.html here]]. In a nutshell, she thought the film suffered in comparison to her own novels and that is was overly violent and [[{{Anvilicious}} preachy]], and that the characters are too white (which is a serious issue for Le Guin), but that the movie was merely dissatisfying rather than outright bad. Given Le Guin's [[DisownedAdaptation vehemently negative opinions]] of all prior attempts at adapting her work to other media this can be interpreted as getting off lightly. (Critics broadly agreed with Le Guin. The movie scores 41% on RottenTomatoes, by far the worst score of all the Ghibli films.)

The film was directed by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's Goro Miyazaki, the son Goro, as Miyazaki had planned to retire. The elder Miyazaki's own reaction to the end product reportedly caused some friction between father and son, as well as some concern on the part of Studio Ghibli management over their ongoing lack of a new generation of directors capable of taking over for founding directors Miyazaki and Creator/IsaoTakahata.
studio founder Creator/HayaoMiyazaki.
26th Jul '16 11:25:45 PM PaulA
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A StudioGhibli animated film based on the first, third, and fourth novels in the ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy Earthsea]]'' series by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin. [=LeGuin's=] response to the film can be found [[http://www.ursulakleguin.com/GedoSenkiResponse.html here]]. In a nutshell, she thought the film suffered in comparison to her own novels and that is was overly violent and [[{{Anvilicious}} preachy]], and that the characters are too white (which is a serious issue for Le Guin), but that the movie was merely dissatisfying rather than outright bad. Given Le Guin's [[DisownedAdaptation vehemently negative opinions]] of all prior attempts at adapting her work to other media this can be interpreted as getting off lightly. (Critics broadly agreed with [=LeGuin=]. The movie scores 41% on RottenTomatoes, by far the worst score of all the Ghibli films.)

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A StudioGhibli animated film based on the first, third, and fourth novels in the ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy Earthsea]]'' ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' series by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin. [=LeGuin's=] Le Guin's response to the film can be found [[http://www.ursulakleguin.com/GedoSenkiResponse.html here]]. In a nutshell, she thought the film suffered in comparison to her own novels and that is was overly violent and [[{{Anvilicious}} preachy]], and that the characters are too white (which is a serious issue for Le Guin), but that the movie was merely dissatisfying rather than outright bad. Given Le Guin's [[DisownedAdaptation vehemently negative opinions]] of all prior attempts at adapting her work to other media this can be interpreted as getting off lightly. (Critics broadly agreed with [=LeGuin=].Le Guin. The movie scores 41% on RottenTomatoes, by far the worst score of all the Ghibli films.)



While this film is covered under the Disney/Ghibli distribution deal, licensing issues with the {{SciFi Channel}} miniseries had prevented it from being released in North America. It finally hit US shores in August of 2010, with the dub cast featuring the likes of Willem Dafoe, Timothy Dalton, and Mariska Hargitay.

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While this film is covered under the Disney/Ghibli distribution deal, licensing issues with [[{{Series/Earthsea}} the {{SciFi Channel}} miniseries SciFi Channel miniseries]] had prevented it from being released in North America. It finally hit US shores in August of 2010, with the dub cast featuring the likes of Willem Dafoe, Timothy Dalton, and Mariska Hargitay.
2nd Jun '16 11:05:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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The film was directed by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's son Goro, as Miyazaki had planned to retire. The elder Miyazaki's own reaction to the end product reportedly caused some friction between father and son, as well as some concern on the part of Studio Ghibli management over their ongoing lack of a new generation of directors capable of taking over for founding directors Miyazaki and IsaoTakahata.

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The film was directed by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's son Goro, as Miyazaki had planned to retire. The elder Miyazaki's own reaction to the end product reportedly caused some friction between father and son, as well as some concern on the part of Studio Ghibli management over their ongoing lack of a new generation of directors capable of taking over for founding directors Miyazaki and IsaoTakahata.Creator/IsaoTakahata.
8th Mar '16 4:14:52 AM Silverblade2
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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Cob.
** This became a very weird semi case of ShesAManInJapan in the German dub where Cob spoke with a ''very'' feminine voice but was still talked about as 'he' and 'the sorcerer'.
7th Feb '16 1:33:40 PM Tavernier
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* NotHimself: Arren's surprisingly violent attempt to dispatch the slavers without once drawing his sword.



* ShadowArchetype: Arren's shadow is rather confusingly characterized. Here goes: [[spoiler: It makes him kill his father (from inside), then doing nothing, then saving the love interest, then comes out to try and drown poor Arren, then out once more to save the day again and flirt with said love interest.]]
** [[spoiler: It is actually implied by the shadow in his last scene that Arren only ''thought'' that it was making him kill his father, be violent when saving Therru, and try to drown him. In actuality, all those deeds came from the darkness within Arren himself, and the shadow is the lost light he's subconsciously afraid of taking back, thus scapegoating it for all his bad deeds.]]

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* ShadowArchetype: Arren's shadow is rather confusingly characterized. Here goes: [[spoiler: It makes him kill his father (from inside), then doing nothing, then saving Inverted. Throughout the love interest, then comes out to try and drown poor Arren, then out once more to save the day again and flirt with said love interest.]]
** [[spoiler: It
movie, Arren is actually implied pursued by the a shadow in his last scene that form. [[spoiler: As a matter of fact, the Arren only ''thought'' that it was making him kill his father, be violent when saving Therru, we watch for most of the movie is actually Arren's shadow, and try to drown him. In actuality, all those deeds came is fleeing in fear from the darkness within Arren himself, noble and the shadow is the lost light he's subconsciously afraid of taking back, thus scapegoating courageous self he refuses to acknowledge, instead blaming it for all his bad deeds.]]the violence and fear he's lived through]].
14th Nov '15 9:43:34 AM JTurner82
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* DullSurprise: Most of the dub cast is exceptionally good...except for Mariska Hargitay as Tenar, who is very blatantly phoning it in.
7th Nov '15 5:20:31 PM Fireblood
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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: They look like traditional Western dragons mostly, are creatures that chose "air and fire" when humans chose "earth and sea" and seeing two of them fighting and the beginning of the is a sign that bad times are there.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: They look like traditional Western dragons mostly, are creatures that chose "air and fire" when humans chose "earth and sea" and seeing two of them fighting and the beginning of the film is a sign that bad times are there.



* ShadowArchetype: Arren's shadow is rather confusingly characterised. Here goes: [[spoiler: It makes him kill his father (from inside), then doing nothing, then saving the love interest, then comes out to try and drown poor Arren, then out once more to save the day again and flirt with said love interest.]]

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* ShadowArchetype: Arren's shadow is rather confusingly characterised.characterized. Here goes: [[spoiler: It makes him kill his father (from inside), then doing nothing, then saving the love interest, then comes out to try and drown poor Arren, then out once more to save the day again and flirt with said love interest.]]
13th Apr '15 9:33:08 AM CharlestonMan
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* ILied: Cob, of course.

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* ILied: Cob, of course.naturally. Hare also pulls this on two old ladies.
13th Apr '15 9:15:24 AM CharlestonMan
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* ILied
* ImmortalityImmorality: The main bad guy dreams of being immortal. This is said to be against the balance of the world.

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* ILied
ILied: Cob, of course.
* ImmortalityImmorality: The main bad guy dreams of being immortal. This is said to be against the balance of the world.world, as one having eternal life will make everyone else's life a living Hell as a side-effect.


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* KarmaHoudini: For all his repulsiveness, Hare gets away scot-free in the end.


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** [[spoiler: It is actually implied by the shadow in his last scene that Arren only ''thought'' that it was making him kill his father, be violent when saving Therru, and try to drown him. In actuality, all those deeds came from the darkness within Arren himself, and the shadow is the lost light he's subconsciously afraid of taking back, thus scapegoating it for all his bad deeds.]]


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** [[spoiler: Also, Therru becomes a dragon...somehow.]]
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