Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea (ゲド戦記) was first released on July 29th, 2006.
Hayao Miyazaki wanted to direct the film but was busy filming Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) at the time. Producer Toshio Suzuki chose Goro Miyazaki to direct since he was impressed by Goro’s talent of making decisions quickly and properly while working in the Ghibli Museum, and his ability to draw pictures. Hayao was against Goro directing and production was very tense. (x)