North American Home Video of Studio Ghibli's "When Marnie Was There" Scheduled
DVD and Blu-ray scheduled for October 6th
Amazon is listing an October 6th Blu-ray and DVD release of Studio Ghibli's When Marnie was There, from GKids. The movie was first the first Studio Ghibli movie made without the direct involvement of co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, and, barring new productions in the future, Ghibli's final feature.
The English dub features Hailee Steinfeld, John C. Reilly, Vanessa Williams, Geena Davis, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn, Catherine O’Hara, Kiernan Shipka, Grey Griffin, Ava Acres and Raini Roodriguez.
The Making of When Marnie Was There
Yohei Taneda Creates the Art of When Marnie Was There
Behind the Scenes with the Voice Cast
Foreign Trailers and TV Spots
Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she’s outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face.” Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend...
Summer 2014' s When Marnie Was There was directed by Secret World of Arrietty's Hiromasa Yonebayashi. The movie adapted the Joan G. Robinson's novel, illustrated by Paddington Bear's Peggy Fortnum, about a girl who moves with her older foster parents to coastal Norfolk, where the lonely girl forms her first friendship with the ghostly title character. Ghibli's version moves the story to Japan's northernmost main island, Hokkaido and features the story of modern adolescence.
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.