Princess Mononoke is a 1997 Japanese animated epic fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, produced by Studio Ghibli and distributed by Toho. The film follows the story of Ashitaka, a young prince who is inflicted with a deadly curse after a confrontation with a demonic boar god. In his search for a cure, he becomes embroiled in a struggle between the forest gods and the humans who consume its resources, and meets San, a young princess who was raised by wolves and fights to protect the forest.
Princess Mononoke was a critical and commercial success and is widely considered a classic of Japanese animation. It was the highest-grossing film in Japan in 1997 and received widespread acclaim for its animation, storytelling, and themes. The film was also a commercial success outside of Japan and has been released in numerous countries around the world.