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DVD And Blu-ray
 

Mary And The Witch’s Flower

Published in 1971, The Little Broomstick was memorable both for its feisty heroine and beautiful storytelling.  While sweeping up leaves with a small broom, Mary accidentally smears the broom in the juice of a fly-by-night flow...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mary And The Witch’s Flower

Back in the 1970s, long before Harry Potter came along, it was the likes of Dianna Wynne Jones’ Chrestomanci series and Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising that enthralled children with stories of magic and wizarding schools. Mar...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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My Life As A Courgette

Adapted from Gilles Paris’ novel with tons of heart and sly humour, My Life As A Courgette isn’t your usual animated fare. Described by its director as “Ken Loach for kids” Courgette follows the adventures of nine-year ol...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

Kubo And The Two Strings

Year after year, Laika just keep raising the bar. The stop-frame animation studio made their name with the mould-breaking, instant classic Coraline. But just when you had these guys pegged as the Gothic Aardman, they suddenly g...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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When Marnie Was There

There is one word that captivates the essence of When Marnie Was There and that is gentle. Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi takes a very careful approach with quite deep and complex emotions. An approach that is embedded in every ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Features
 

Isao Takahata On The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

As Studio Ghibli’s fabulous The Tale of Princess Kaguya comes to DVD, we chatted to the studio’s co-founder about his latest – and potentially last work – for Japan’s great anime company. Did you ever expect Japanes...

 
 
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The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

By all accounts a disruptive influence, director Isao Takahata doesn’t disappoint with his latest feature, The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya. A distinct departure in animation style and technique from the more refined and e...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Isao Takahata On The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

Acclaimed director Isao Takahata’s first film in fourteen years is the Academy Award nominated The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya. In 1985, Takahata was one of the founding fathers of animation hothouse Studio Ghibli along with fe...

 
 
Competitions
 

PRINCESS MONONOKE & THE CAT RETURNS

THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PRINCESS MONONOKE FROM STUDIO GHIBLI A FILM BY HAYAO MIYAZAKI TO BE RELEASED ON BLU-RAY DOUBLE PLAY FOR THE FIRST TIME ON 19 MAY From the critically acclaimed writer and director of Spirited Away and Po...
 
 
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The Wind Rises

The news that The Wind Rises would be Hayao Miyazaki’s final film signalled the end of a significant era in animation. With his collection of beautiful and dedicated work stretching right back to the early 70s, a lot rests on i...