It may be animated and have “princess” in its title, but this one is not for kids. Princess Mononoke is an epic adventure that explores how humans interact with the environment and with each other – and there’s much more to discover here. It was not selected as one of the 5 Oscar® nominees for Best Foreign Language Film, but, as Eboshi (Monoke’s antagonist) says, this is “how you kill a god” – with $160 million in worldwide box office receipts, it out-grossed them all (combined). The English version is voiced by Clare Danes, Billy Crudup, Billy Bob Thornton, and Minnie Driver.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Screenplay by: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Kaoru Kobayashi, Yōji Matsuda, Yūko Tanaka, Yuriko Ishida
Major nominations on original release : Japan Academy Award for Best Picture (won)See all nominees