Tales from Earthsea

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"Once Man and Dragon were one. Man chose Land and Sea, Dragon chose Wind and Fire."
  • PG-13
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 6.3  (42,961)
  • 47

In 2006, Studio Ghibli released a film adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea series called "Tales from Earthsea." The movie follows the story of a young prince named Arren who is on the run from his father's kingdom after killing his own father. Arren is pursued by a shadowy figure who is also in search of him, and the two find themselves in the company of a wise wizard named Sparrowhawk.

Sparrowhawk teaches Arren about the importance of balance in the world and the relationship between humans and dragons. The pair sets out on a journey to find the source of the world's imbalance, which has caused dragons to become violent and upset the natural order. Along the way, they encounter a variety of characters including Tenar, a wise woman who has dedicated her life to restoring balance to the world.

As the group continues on their journey, they uncover a sinister plot to use the chaos in the world to take control of the land. The villain, Lord Cob, seeks immortality and will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Supported by a group of loyal followers, Lord Cob has plans to take over the kingdom and unleash untold chaos on the world.

The film is full of bold and intricate animation that delivers a sense of fantasy and wonder. The landscapes are beautifully illustrated with lush forests, glittering seas, and smoky mountains. The characters are well designed, with unique styles that reflect their personalities.

The voices of the characters are delivered by a star-studded cast that includes Timothy Dalton as Sparrowhawk, Willem Dafoe as Lord Cob, and Mariska Hargitay as Tenar. The performances bring depth and life to the characters, and the chemistry between the voice actors is apparent in every line.

Overall, "Tales from Earthsea" is a film that offers a stunning visual experience combined with a powerful story. While the movie takes some liberties with the source material, it remains true to the themes and tone of Le Guin's original works. It's a must-see for fans of the books, as well as for anyone who appreciates stunning animation and storytelling.

Tales from Earthsea is a 2006 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 47.

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    1 hr 55 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (42,961)
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