[Nausicaa.Net] The Hayao Miyazaki Web

||  Main  |  Mailing List  |  Films  |  Search  |  Ghiblink  |  Feedback  ||

This is a reformatted version of the passage about Disney-Tokuma alliance that used to appear in Studio Ghibli's now-defunct English website. It first appeared around summer 1996. Its original location was http://www.ntv.co.jp/GHIBLI/forum/what_e.html.

On the alliance of Disney and Tokuma Group

As reported in the media, the Tokuma Group, consisting of Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd., STUDIO GHIBLI Co., Ltd. and DAIEI Co., Ltd., will form an alliance with The Walt Disney Studios for the international distribution of its motion pictures and videogrames. They have also agreed to expand their cooperation in the development of multimedia in the future.

As the first step in this direction, The Walt Disney Studios will distribute worldwide the motion pictures and videograms of the Tokuma Group. The titles to be distributed are:

  1. "MONONOKE-HIME" (Princess Mononoke), directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and a new animation feature to be released in the summer of 1997.
  2. from STUDIO GHIBLI:
    • "Nausica a of the Valley of the Wind"
    • "My Neighbor TOTORO"
    • "Only Yesterday"
    • "Pom Poko"
    • "Lap u ta : The Castle in the Sky"
    • "Kiki's Delivery Service"
    • "Porco Rosso"
    • "Whisper of the Heart"
  3. "Shall We Dance?" produced by DAIEI Co., Ltd.

With Disney's commitment to maintaining the quality of the original titles, there will be no changes to music and sequences in foreign language versions. It is our great pleasure to be able to offer superior standards while making available for the enjoyment of audiences outside Japan these very high quality works.

[Blue Ribbon Icon] This page is brought to you by Team Ghiblink .