The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Is Nominated for APSA’s Best Animated Film

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced the nominees for the eighth Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). Studio Ghibli and Isao Takahata’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, and it is the only Japanese film nominated for an award.

The other nominees for Best Animated Feature Film are:

  • China’s Frog Kingdom
  • Australia and Germany’s Maya the Bee
  • South Korea’s On the White Planet
  • South Korea’s The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow

The APSA ceremony will be held in Brisbane, Australia on December 11, 2014.

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Grosses US$143,432 After Its Second Weekend

Box Office Mojo is estimating that The Tale of the Princess Kaguya anime film earned a second weekend gross of US$65,052 in North America, bringing its overall total to US$143,432. The film expanded into 20 theaters after opening at the IFC Center in New York City, ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, and TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is currently ranked at #42 for the weekend, ranked #28 in the highest grossing anime films, and #26 in highest grossing opening weekends for an anime film.

The film will continue to open in multiple other North American theaters over the next few weeks.

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Opens in Three Theaters With US$51,700

Box Office Mojo is estimating that Studio Ghibli and Isao Takahata’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya has earned an opening weekend gross of US$51,700 in North America. The film opened at the IFC Center in New York City, ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, and TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. It had a per-screen average of US$17,233, which is the third highest of the weekend.

The film will be shown in these three theaters until at least October 23, 2014. It will then open in multiple other North American theaters over the next few weeks.

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Screenings Expand Across North America

GKids has announced more screenings for Studio Ghibli and Isao Takahata’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya anime film.

The release schedule includes:

October 24, 2014
San Francisco, CA: AMC Metreon
San Francisco, CA: Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
Irvine, CA: Regal Edwards University Town Center
Berkeley, CA: Landmark Shattuck Cinema
Santa Cruz, CA: The Nick
Portland, OR: Regal Fox Tower
Seattle, WA: Landmark Harvard Exit
Phoenix, AZ: Harkins Camelview
Nelson, British Columbia: Civic Theatre

October 31, 2014
San Diego, CA: Reading Gaslamp Stadium
Philadelphia, PA: Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
Baltimore, MD: The Charles
Charlotte, NC: Regal Ballantyne Village Stadium
Atlanta, GA: UA Tara Cinemas
Austin, TX: Regal Arbor
Dallas, TZ: Angelika Film Center
Honolulu, HI: Kahala Theatres
Vancouver, British Columbia: Vancity Theatre

November 7, 2014
Providence, RI: Cable Car Cinema
Amherst, MA: Amherst Cinema
Cincinnati, OH: TBA
Raleigh, NC: The Raleigh Grande
Knoxville, TN: Regal Downtown West
Memphis, TN: TBA
Santa Fe, NM: CCA Santa Fe
Tucson, AZ: The Loft Cinema
Bellingham, WA: Pickford Film Center

November 14, 2014
Madison, WI: Sundance Cinemas
New Haven, CT: Bowtie Criterion Cinemas
Ithaca, NY: Cinemapolis Theater
Charlottesville, VA: Regal Downtown Mall
Nashville, TN: The Belcourt
Key West, FL: Key West Film Festival
Salt Lake City, UT: Broadway Centre Cinemas
Victoria, British Columbia: The Vic Theatre

November 28, 2014
Hartford, CT: Real Art Ways

December 12, 2014
Columbus, OH: Sundance Cinemas

Most theaters will show the English-dubbed version during screenings before 7:00 p.m., and the English-subtitled version after 7:00 p.m. However, GKids advises moviegoers to check local theater listings to be sure.

New York City’s IFC to Screen The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Film distributor GKIDS will be screening Isao Takahata and Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya at New York City’s IFC Center on Friday, October 3, 2014 as part of the New York Super Week. Tickets are currently on sale for the 6:30 p.m. screening.

The film will screen in Japanese in English subtitles this week before opening again on October 17, 2014 at IFC, the Arclight Hollywood theater in Los Angeles, and the TIFF Bell Lightbox theater in Toronto. Those screenings will be in both Japanese and with an English dub.

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Wins Audience Award at Fantastic Fest

GKids has announced that Isao Takahata and Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya anime film won the Audience Award at Texas’ Fantastic Fest.

The distributor said on Twitter they are “super proud” and “honored” by the win. GKids also added, “I] can’t tell [you] how many conversations I’ve had with theaters wondering if ‘core’ Ghibli fans would ‘get’ the film’s ideas and themes. Looks like a whole buncha people got it to me, yeah?”

English Dub Trailer for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Studio Ghibli and Isao Takahata’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya begins its North American theatrical run on October 17, 2014. To promote the theatrical run, an English dub trailer has been released for the film.

The trailer is available for streaming online, and I am embedding it below. I apologize in advance to any of my readers who are unable to view the video due to region blocking.