Tales from Earthsea (film) Lord Archmage Sparrowhawk, a master wizard, journeys to search for the force behind a mysterious disturbance that has caused an imbalance in the land of Earthsea—suddenly crops and livestock are dwindling, dragons have reappeared and humanity is giving way to chaos. Along the way he rescues Arren, a troubled young prince who fled his home and is being pursued by an enigmatic shadow. Arren and Sparrowhawk cross paths with Tenar, a former priestess, and her disfigured adopted daughter, Therru. With Sparrowhawk’s magical powers dissipating, all of them must band together to defeat the evil Cob and his henchman Hare before Cob’s mania to find immortality destroys Earthsea. Directed by Goro Miyazaki. Released in the U.S. on August 13, 2010, after an original January 29, 2006, release in Japan. Voices include Matt Levin (Arren), Willem Dafoe (Cob), Timothy Dalton (Ged/Sparrowhawk), Mariska Hargitay (Tenar), Cheech Marin (Hare), Blaire Restaneo (Therru). 115 min. Produced by Studio Ghibli; Japanese title is Gedo senki.