Tell Disney To Release The Rest of Miyazaki's Films! sign now

Recently (Today to be excact), Disney released some information that shocked the nation about Hayao Miyazaki! However it wasn't GOOD nes at all! In fact it was quite bad. They stated that they had no plans to release any more of his films in the near future. Here's a small article about it:

According to an article published by Inside.com, the Disney company has no plans to release any further Hayao Miyazaki or Studio Ghibli films in America, although they have the domestic distribution rights to 11 films including Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, and the current Japanese blockbuster Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi).

"Hayao Miyazaki's animated feature Spirited Away, is already on track to unseat Titanic as Japan's highest-grossing film ever. And Disney, which has a lucrative worldwide distribution deal with the director, is uniquely positioned to jump in. Yet the best explanation for Disney's caution can be summed up with two words: Princess Mononoke. Mononoke, Miyazaki's last film, also was a smash hit in Japan -- taking in a second-best-ever $150 million at the Japanese box office in 1997 -- but was a mammoth dud in the States. (Spirited Away has taken in $106 million worldwide at the box office in its first five weeks, the only non-American movie to pass $100 million mark this year.)

According to the article, the dark nature of Princess Mononoke surprised Disney and "the disastrous results of Mononoke's 1998 U.S. release... changed everything... the film grossed just over $2 million" at the American box office. "That's kind of embarrassing, to have the most successful film in the history of Japan come to the U.S. and not do that well," said Steve Alpert, executive representative for Tokuma Publishing, the company that owns Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli.

According to Alpert, "Disney currently has no official plans to release any more of Miyazaki's films in America."

I fell that this is totaly unfair for a number of reasons. For one thing Mononoke was a LIMITED release! What kind of company releases a limited release movie, without advertising, or much warning and expect it to sell well? I didn't even GET the movie in my area untill the run for the film was almost over! And then the movie had only stayed in my town for about a week.

In fact this movie got so little attaintion, I asked a friend of mine (Who is a big fan of anime, Miyazaki, and animation in general) if had seen Princess Mononoke in the theaters. His response: "Princess Mononoke? It's Mononoke Hime! And it's only available in Janan." Well of course I told him about the so-called theater release for america, and he went wild and said: "Why didn't anybody advertise this!?! I had no idea about any of this!" Sad huh?

I also feel like Disney isn't even giving this alot of thought, and now it's time to tell them that WE WILL go see (And buy) Miyazaki films if giving the chance!!! Please sign this petition and send letters to Disney at this address (Please be firm, but polite):

David Jessen
c/o Buena Vista Home Entertainment
350 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank CA 91521-4691
USA

But please sign! We need to get the message across to Disney NOW!!! Otherwise we might not get anouther chance! Please sign! At the least Disney should give us a chance to buy the movies on VHS and DVD!

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  • 13 March 20161000. Snoop D
    fuck your mother faggots Name snoop dogg Address anal cunt Video Format (VHS or DVD) balls
  • 13 March 2016999. Chris R
    Princess Mononoke was the darkest Miyazaki film. Nearly all the rest are suitable for children and fit very well into Disney's target audience. Not releasing any more Miyazaki's films is a shame to all anime fans and Disney has lost a lot of respect in my
  • 13 March 2016998. Shiz Johnson
    I think it's sad that Disney could do such a thing, especially when Mononoke Hime was such an excellent film. I myself had to rent the film as I wasn't even aware it was in my area until it had already stopped playing. Name Natalie Dabbs Video Format (VHS
  • 12 March 2016997. Aaron M
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  • 10 March 2016995. Serena Stephenson
    Please at *least* let us buy the VHS and DVD's, please. Hey, it's more money for you at least, you should be happy with that. Name Serena Video Format (VHS or DVD) DVD preferably
  • 10 March 2016994. Rob S
    Please release these and all other Asian films without altering them. Name Rob Sigmon Address 5746 Walkerton Drive Cincinati, OH 45238 Video Format (VHS or DVD) DVD
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  • 08 March 2016991. Brian K
    the success of Princess Mononoke, or lack there of, was a result of incredibly poor marketing not the content of the film and should not sway the decision to release more films. Name brian Kulig Address 2535 Clinton Ave. S. Apt. 309 Video Format (VHS or
  • 07 March 2016990. Andrew S
    I want Nausicaa! Name Andrew Simpson Video Format (VHS or DVD) DVD
  • 07 March 2016989. Lee Rocha
    They call Princess Mononoke an embarrassment?! Look at the recent Disney movies that have come out (Jungle Book 2, The Little Mermaid 2, etc.). The Magic of Disney is gone. Name Lee Address Palos Verdes Video Format (VHS or DVD) DVD (preferably)
  • 06 March 2016988. Eri I
    (1) Marketing for Mononoke Hime was really lacking. In Boston, where there was a prominent Boston Globe review (independent PR) and organized anime community (more independent PR), the theater was packed (2) at least sell the rights to someone who will do
  • 05 March 2016987. Jeancharles G
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  • 04 March 2016985. Max H
    I feel they should release Miyazaki Films, I really did not know of him but I am sure the Film family would like him home.....He must be a popular guy, everytime I go to the movies I see someone from the Film Family name on the screen....so he must be imp
  • 03 March 2016984. Yu K
    miyazaki films have been more of an influence in my life than any disney movie. last yaer i was ecstatic when i was able to see princess mononoke on the big screen because it was my first miyazaki film i was ble to experience like that. i thought we learn
  • 02 March 2016983. Mark C
    Bring them all Name Mark C Video Format (VHS or DVD) DVD
  • 02 March 2016982. Angel P
    I think miyazaki is one of the greatest animators of history, disney should release his films, the surpass the american films even, I think there should be a mega release in the theaters Name Angel Prince Video Format (VHS or DVD) I think dvd, like whispe
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  • 27 February 2016977. Thomas D
    I am one of many who would have seen Monoke if I knew it was in theatres Name Thomas Dubeck Video Format (VHS or DVD) DVD
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  • 25 February 2016974. Hikari Mendez
    Miyazaki-sama is the BEST! I can't believe Disney would deprive the US of such visual masterpieces due to bad advertising on their own part. That's unfair and unjust. These are some of the very few animй films that are actually good dubbed in English--wou

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