As excited as we are that GKIDS is opening Studio Ghibli’s gorgeous, traditionally animated The Tale of The Princess Kaguya in theaters in New York and Los Angeles this Friday, October 17, we are even more excited that they are providing us with a cool prize pack of exclusive Princess merch for one lucky winner! The Tale of The Princess Kaguya Prize Pack includes movie-inspired pocket watch, Moleskine notebook, alternative art poster, gift bag, bamboo sticks, post card set, cell phone stickers and cute toy bamboo shoots with mini princess inside.
Directed by Isao Takahata and based on a classic Japanese folktale, the film tells the story of a bamboo cutter who finds a tiny girl inside a stalk, and raises the mysterious child with his wife. The girl grows into an exquisite young woman who wins the hearts of all who meet her, but she cannot escape her ultimate fate. The English dub cast stars Chloë Grace Moretz as the Princess, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, Daniel Dae Kim, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, John Cho, George Segal, Hynden Walch and Dean Cain.
A full list of participating theaters can be found at gkidsfilms.com/kaguyatheaters.html.
All you have to do is answer the following question correctly and email your name and address to [email protected], with the subject line Princess Kaguya Giveaway.
Question: The Tale of The Princess Kaguya was nominated for the top animation award in the 2014 Japan Academy Prize race. What was unique about this year’s animation competition?
A. First year without a Hayao Miyazaki film nominated
B. First year with two Ghibli films nominated
C. First year without a Doraemon film nominated
D. First year with a CG animated nominee