PG-13 | | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
While "Princess Mononoke" was acquired after it was released in Japan, its American release was delayed for almost two years, allegedly because of a negative reception at a Saint Paul, Minnesota test screening.
In ancient times, the land lay covered in forests, where, from ages long past, dwelt the spirits of the gods. Back then, man and beast lived in harmony, but as time went by, most of the great forests were destroyed. Those that remained were guarded ...
When Ashitaka swims to Iron Town during the battle, there is a shot of the water. In the next shot there is a floating corpse not visible in the previous shot.
The 2014 Blu-ray release uses the Disney logo, instead of the Miramax logo.
Although most versions of the film are missing the Toho Company, Ltd. logo (especially home video releases), the version shown in the U.S. on Turner Classic Movies in 2006 had the logo intact, as did the original Japanese film release.
$144,446 (USA) (31 October 1999)