7 October 2012 9:59 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Gkids have announced the English voice cast for Studio Ghibli and Goro Miyazaki's animated feature "From Up on Poppy Hill", the top-grossing Japanese film of 2011.

Set in Yokohama in 1963, the story follows the budding romance that develops as a young man and woman join forces to save their high school's ramshackle clubhouse from demolition.

Amongst those taking roles in 'Poppy' are Gillian Anderson, Sarah Bolger, Beau Bridges, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Dern, Jeff Dunham, Isabelle Fuhrman, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, Chris Noth, Emily Osment, Aubrey Plaza, Charlie Saxton, Alex Wolff and Anton Yelchin.

Gary Rydstrom will direct the English language version from a script adaptation by Karey Kirkpatrick. A March 15th 2013 North American theatrical release is planned. »

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