Tales From Earthsea - (Import DVD)
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Jason, Bellville. 18 February 2010
So I've finally watched this. My impressions are that Goro Miyazaki used the styles of previous Ghibli films as his reference, and then copied those styles directly without adding any personal touches of his own. I'll take into account that this was his first effort as a director and hope that with time he will develop his own distinct style. I did however enjoy the voice acting, especially in English with such talents as Timothy Dalton, Mariska Hargitay and Willem Dafoe who were all perfectly cast. Wish I could say the same for Therru's VA, who sounds like she's reciting her lines. By any global standard this is still a quality production; it just doesn't carry the Ghibli torch as well as others.