An exquisitely animated, overwhelmingly acclaimed adventure epic.
Inflicted with a deadly curse, a young warrior named Ashitaka sets out for the forests of the west in search of the cure that will save his life. Once there, he becomes inextricably entangled in a bitter battle that matches Lady Eboshi and a proud clan of humans against the forest’s animal gods, who are led by the brave Princess Mononoke, a young woman raised by wolves.
This film is anti-prejudice, anti-cruety, and anti-war, without being preachy at all.
A very good film for children. Enjoyable for adults, as well.
One of my DVD recommendations for 2009.
Hayao Miyazaki, director of Princess Mononoke – 10/99