| Arriety from Studio Ghibli |
The Animation Guild Blog
The Wall Street Journal (registration required) details Diz Co's oncoming animated release:
... Disney hopes to boost Studio Ghibli's box-office punch with the English-language release of The Secret World of Arrietty ...
Disney will open Arrietty on at least 1200 screens, in what will be its largest Ghibli release in the U.S. As comparison, Ponyo opened on about 900 screens, and Spirited Away opened on 750 screens.
"I just want to do everything I can to help make sure people can go see them because they're just magnificent films that are very different than any other animated films these days," [John] Lasseter said in an interview. ...
If The Secret World of Arriety get any kind of traction at the box office, the Mouse will probably consider it a victory.
by Steve Hulett