Mononoke aftermath

August Ragone kaijupro
Sun Jan 16 07:24:55 EST 2000

> From: "Brian Dunn" <b1dunn at>
> Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 23:14:16 PST 
>So were they holding on to Mononoke Hime to capitalize on the Pokemon 
>release?  And it turned out badly?

Disney licensed the Ghibli catalogue (sans TOTORO) several years ago, WELL
before POKEMON was even on television in Japan. The interm has been spent
with Miyazaki calling the shots as to how his films are to be handled, and
negotiating these parameters -- MONONOKE was released in Japanese theaters
in 1997, and hit the US 2-1/2 years later... not a long lagtime by any

August Ragone
Kaiju Productions

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