‘Whisper of the Heart’ Comes to Blu-ray and DVD on May 22, 2012

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'Whisper of the Heart' Comes to Blu-ray and DVD on May 22, 2012

This is one of the few Studio Ghibli films I’ve been waiting to see for some time has been ‘Whisper of the Heart’. Somehow, I’ve managed to never catch this one, so I’m very glad to see that Disney has announced today that it will be coming to blu-ray and DVD on May 22, 2012!  I’m a big fan of the Ghibli line of films that Disney has released over the years, so this is one I’ll definitely picking up on release day. I can’t wait. Have any of you seen it before? How does it rank in the Ghibli line? Let me know in the comments below! Hit the jump for the full press release.

Synopsis: “Whisper of the Heart” inspires like never before in Blu-ray! A new digital master reveals the true brilliance of this heartwarming  coming-of-age classic from Studio Ghibli, the studio that brought  you “Ponyo” and the Academy Award®-winning “Spirited Away” (Best Animated Feature Film, 2002).

A chance encounter with a mysterious cat sends Shizuku, a quiet schoolgirl, on a quest for her true talent. Challenged by Seiji, a boy determined to follow his dreams, and enchanted by The Baron, a magical cat figurine who helps her listen to the whispers of her heart, Shizuku embarks on curious adventures beyond the boundaries of her imagination.

Now in Blu-ray high definition for the first time ever, this beautiful tale based on the screenplay from legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki will delight and amaze families!


  • Brittany Snow (“Harry’s Law”) as voice of Shizuku Tsukishima
  • Courtney Thorne-Smith (“According to Jim”) as voice of Shiho Tsukishima
  • Cary Elwes (“The Adventures of Tintin”) as voice of The Baron
  • David Gallagher (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) as voice of Seiji Amasawa

Director:  Yoshifumi Kondo

Producer:Hayao Miyazaki

Blu-ray Bonus Features:

  • 4 Masterpieces of Naohisa Inoue – Watch the evolution of four different scenes by master artist Naohisa Inoue
  • Original Japanese Storyboards
  • Behind the Microphone––With voice talent from the film
  • Original Japanese Trailers and TV Commercials

Street Date: May 22, 2012 

Rating: G in U.S. and G in Canada

Feature Run Time: Approx. 119 minutes

Suggested Retail Prices: 2-Disc Blu-ray (Blu-ray + DVD) = $39.99 U.S. and $46.99 Canada

Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray: 1.85:1 1080P High Definition / DVD: 1.85:1/Widescreen – enhanced for 16×9 televisions

Sound: Blu-ray: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio / Japanese 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Original Production Audio English ESL & SDH and French subtitles
DVD: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Track/Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital Original Production Audio/English ESL & SDH Subtitles and French subtitles

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'Whisper of the Heart' Comes to Blu-ray and DVD on May 22, 2012


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