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Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli return to R1 in February - Menus added!

Walt Disney Home Entertainment and Studio Ghibli have announced the Region 1 DVD release of three animated gems from the creators of Spirited Away. This announcement follows the delay of Miyazaki Wave 2 earlier this year and sees a change in the line-up.

Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind, Porco Rosso and The Cat Returns will debut as two-disc special editions on 22nd February 2005 priced at $29.99 SRP each. These remarkable films include a brand-new, stellar English language voice cast and feature the original Japanese language track; storyboards; featurettes that go behind the microphone and more, presented in a pristine digital picture for the best possible viewing experience.

Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind - Hayao Miyazaki’s epic masterpiece! A thousand years after a great war, a seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind is one of the only areas that remains populated. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley are engaged in a constant struggle with powerful insects called ohmu, who guard a poisonous jungle that is spreading across the Earth. Nausicaä and her brave companions, together with the people of the Valley, strive to restore the bond between humanity and the earth.

The English language version of the film includes the voice talents of Alison Lohman, Patrick Stewart, Uma Thurman and Edward James Olmos.

Features include:

  • Picture
    • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Sound
    • Mono
    • THX Certified
    • Original Japanese Audio
    • English Dub
    • English subtitles
  • Bonus Features
    • Behind The Microphone With Voice Talent From The Film: Alison Lohman, Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart And Edward James Olmos
    • Complete Storyboards—Get An Insider’s Look At The Film’s Artistry
    • Original Japanese Theatrical Trailer
    • The Birth Story Of Studio Ghibli Featurette


Porco Rosso - Take flight with “Porco Rosso,” a valiant World War I flying ace! From tropical Adriatic settings to dazzling aerial maneuvers, this action-adventure from world-renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki is full of humor, courage and chivalry.

The English language version of this high-flying adventure features the voice talents of Michael Keaton, Brad Garrett, Susan Egan, Kimberly Williams and David Ogden Stiers.

Features include:
  • Picture
    • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Sound
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
    • THX Certified
    • Original Japanese Audio
    • English and French Dubs
    • English subtitles
  • Bonus Features
    • Behind The Microphone With Voice Talent From The Film: Michael Keaton, Brad Garrett, Kimberly Williams, Susan Egan and David Ogden Stiers
    • Complete Storyboards—Get An Insider’s Look At The Film’s Artistry
    • Original Japanese Theatrical Trailer
    • Interview with Studio Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki


The Cat Returns - From the creators of the Academy-Award®–winning “Spirited Away” (Best Animated Feature, 2002) comes the visually stunning The Cat Returns, a spectacular animated journey to a world of magic and adventure.

Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat, and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she’s ever imagined. Her good deed is rewarded with a flurry of presents, including gift-wrapped mice, and one very shocking proposal of marriage - to the Cat’s King’s son! Haru embarks on an unexpected journey to the Kingdom of Cats where her eyes are opened to a whole other world and her destiny is uncertain. To change her fate she’ll need to learn to believe in herself, and in the process she will learn to appreciate her everyday life.

The English language version of The Cat Returns features the voice talents of Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Peter Boyle, Elliott Gould, Andy Richter, Rene Auberjonois, Tim Curry, Judy Greer, Andrew Bevis, Kristen Bell, Kristine Sutherland and Katia Coe.

Features include:
  • Picture
    • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Sound
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
    • THX Certified
    • Original Japanese Audio
    • English and French Dubs
    • English subtitles
  • Bonus Features
    • The Making of “The Cat Returns”
    • Behind The Microphone With Voice Talent From The Film Including Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, and more.
    • Complete Storyboards—Get An Insider’s Look At The Film’s Artistry
    • Original Japanese Theatrical Trailer

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