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The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (Kaguyahime no monogatari)
Director Isao Takahata's charming Japanese anime for the prolific Studio Ghibli was nominated as Best Animated Feature at this year's Academy Awards. A miniature girl (voiced by Aki Asakura) lives in the mountains with her good friend Sutemaru (Kengo Kora). One day, she encounters a kind bamboo cutter, who takes her home to his wife and raises the miniature girl as their own daughter. The girl grows unusually fast and is christened Princess Kaguya since the bamboo cutter is convinced that she harks from rarefied royal stock. As a princess, Kaguya attracts a number of handsome and wealthy suitors but they all pale next to her beloved Sutemaru and she secretly hankers for her simple, old life away from the trappings of privilege in the city.