The girl who managed to stun everybody with her versatile acting, Chloe Grace Moretz will be lending her voice talents to bring the character of Princess Kaguya to life in the animation “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.” Read further to learn more about it.
There is certainly so much to look forward to with actress Chloe Grace Moretz as she takes on the other side of acting. The announcement of her prominent involvement in the latest animated feature of Studio Ghibli was certainly a clear indication of saving the best for last. She will be putting her speech talent to great use as she brings life to the character of Princess Kaguya. Everything is basically put in motion under the direction of Isao Takahata (“Grave of the Fireflies”).
According to Slash Film, “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” is based on the ancient Japanese folk story, “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.” In the story, there lived an average bamboo cutter and his wife who happened to have found a child in the middle of the bamboo stalk. Surprised but fully wary of the infant’s safety, they took the little girl as their own. Over time, the girl grows up bearing a famous beauty. As she reaches the age of maturity, she gets faced with people who ultimately enthrall her, especially with the five noble suitors who came to gain her allegiance. Befuddled with their optimism and dedication, little did she know that there is more to her life that she’s yet to discover.
The budding young actress is basically making the ultimate voice acting comeback since her feature in the 2008 Disney animation “Bolt.” However, she does have some serious voice accreditation, such as for TV shows like Disney Channel’s “My Friends Tigger & Pooh” and other video games.
Alongside Moretz’s voice talent, the animation will also be showcasing the voices of prominent entertainment idols James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt and Dean Cain. They all work together under the recently acquired film rights by GKIDS, which the company got last March 2014 for the U.S. distribution.
From Deadline’s report, the English version of the animated feature is being produced under the supervision of Studio Ghibli and Geoffrey Wexler, while Frank Marshall of Kennedy/Marshall will also be taking part as the executive producer. Respectively, these are the same set of names behind last year’s Oscar-nominated films “The Wind Rises from Miyazaki” and “From Up on Poppy Hill.” GKIDS has been a regular in the Oscar Animated Feature category.
GKIDS will be releasing “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” on October 17, 2014, just in time for the peak of the position for this year’s awards competition.
That’s all for the latest update for another promising Oscar nomination for GKIDS, paired with the talent of Chloe Grace Moretz. Stay tuned in on Movie News Guide (MNG) for the up-to-date news in the movie scenes.
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