Distributor Comments on Plans For Ghibli "From Up On Poppy Hill"

Will screen this year to qualify for 2013's Academy Awards before larger March release

In June, GKids  announced distribution rights to Studio Ghibli's latest movie, From Up On Poppy Hill. This will be the first release of a first-run Studio Ghibli film from GKids, who have been touring a 13-movie Ghibli retrospective across North America, constituting a break from the previous run of Disney-distributed Ghibli movies. 


Yesterday, GKids commented on Twitter

Seen a few stories that say FROM UP ON POPPY HILL is going subtitled only in the US... Its not. Dub + subtitled, most likely.


Also heads up that the int'l trailer for POPPY HILL reveals a pretty big plot twist. Keep in mind if you want to go in totally fresh.


The latter refers to the trailer from Ausutralian distributor Madman, who will be including the movie in their REEL Anime film tour.



Gkids will screen the movie this year to qualify for 2013's Academy Awards before a larger March, 2013 release. Renowned director Hayao Miyazaki wrote the screenplay for the shoujo manga adaptation, while son Goro Miyazaki directed.


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.




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