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Tales From Earthsea

Something is amiss in the mythical land of the title, and it's up to a mighty wizard (voice of Timothy Dalton) and his princely apprentice (voice of Matt Levin) to set things right, despite the opposition of a wicked sorcerer (voice of Willem Dafoe) with a mania for immortality at any cost. Though unusually dark for a Disney offering, and technically less than top-flight, director Goro Miyazaki's Japanese anime adaptation of the popular book series by Ursula K. Le

Watch out for: Guin features an epic battle between good and evil tinged with Christian symbolism. Stylized cartoon violence, including stabbings and strangulations, instances of drug use and fantasy witchcraft.

Rated: A-II; MPAA: PG-13

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