Mary and the Witch's Flower is the first film by Ponoc, a studio built by ex-Ghibli staffers to carry on its legacy. Based on a story by famous British novelist Mary Stewart and developed with the trademark Ghibli care, this film has the heart and soul of their legacy film to match the aesthetics, but how well did Ponoc live up to their auspicious legacy? Hit the jump to find out!
New York-based film distributor GKIDS has published an exclusive video clip featuring the climactic opening sequence for Mary and The Witch's Flower, an animated film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and animated by Studio Ponoc about a young girl who gets more than she bargains for when she discovers a magical flower and an enchanted broomstick. Hit the jump to check it out.
GKIDS has released an official trailer for the English dubbed version of Mary and the Witch's Flower, the first animated theatrical film by Studio Ponoc. Hit the jump to check it out.
ASIFA-Hollywood has anounced the nominations for its 45th Annual Annie Awards, recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. Fumiyo Kouno's manga In This Corner of the World, directed by Sunao Katabuchi and produced by GENCO and Japanese animation studio MAPPA, along with Ghost in the Shell: SAC mastermind Kenji Kamiyama's Napping Princess were nominated for Best Animated Feature-Independent. Mary and The Witch’s Flower tooks a pair of noms. More after the jump.
Prior to its nationwide US theatrical release, GKIDS and Fathom Events are teaming up to produce a special one-night premiere event for Mary and the Witch's Flower, the anime feature film debut of Studio Ponoc, that will include two special screenings on January 18, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for ex-Studio Ghibli director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty, When Marnie Was There)'s new anime feature film Mary to Mahou no Hana/Mary and The Witch's Flower today announced its 10 English dub cast, including 13-year-old Ruby Barnhill (The BFG) as the protagonist Mary. Check out the full list after the jump.