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Gkids acquires 'Mary And The Witch’s Flower'

1 August 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Animation is inaugural feature from Studio Ponoc

Gkids has acquired the North American distribution rights to Mary And The Witch’s Flower and plans a winter release.

Mary And The Witch’s Flower is based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s book The Little Broomstick. The story centres on an ordinary young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers for only one night. As she is whisked into an exciting new world beyond belief, she must learn to stay true to herself.

Hiromasa Yonebayashi directs the film written by Riko Sakaguchi and produced by Studio Ponoc founder Yoshiaki Nishimura

Yonebayashi’s The Secret World Of Arrietty remains the highest-grossing Studio Ghibli title in the United States to date. 

Gkids distributed previous Yonebayashi and Nishimura films When Marnie Was There and The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya, both of which were nominated for an Academy Award for best animated feature.  

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Gkids Schedules Animated Feature ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ for Winter Release

1 August 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gkids has acquired the North American distribution rights and scheduled a winter release for the Japanese animated film “Mary and the Witch's Flower,” the inaugural feature from Studio Ponoc.

The film is directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and is produced by Studio Ponoc founder Yoshiaki Nishimura. Yonebayashi’s “The Secret World of Arrietty” is the highest-grossing Studio Ghibli title in the United States. The deal was negotiated by Mike Runagall for Altitude Film Sales, and Eric Beckman for Gkids. Altitude began selling the film at the Berlin Film Festival in February.

“Mary and the Witch’s Flower” is based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s book, “The Little Broomstick,” and features a script by Riko Sakaguchi. The story centers on an ordinary young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night. As she is whisked into a new world, she must stay true to herself.

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- Dave McNary

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Gkids Acquires Rights To ‘Mary And The Witch’s Flower’, First Feature From Studio Ponoc

1 August 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Acclaimed animation producer and distributor Gkids has acquired the North American distribution rights to Mary And The Witch’s Flower. The film is the first feature from the Japan-based Studio Ponoc. Academy Award-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty, When Marnie Was There) helms the film based on Mary Stewart's 1971 children's book The Little Broomstick. It was adapted for the big screen by Yonebayashi and Riko Sakaguchi.  The story… »

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Gkids Acquires 'Mary and the Witch's Flower'

1 August 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Indie distributor Gkids has acquired the North American distribution rights to Mary and the Witch’s Flower, the inaugural feature from Japan-based Studio Ponoc.

The film is directed by Academy Award-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Studio Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty and When Marnie Was There) and is produced by Studio Ponoc founder and two-time Academy Award-nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and When Marnie Was There).

Gkids distributed Princess Kaguya and When Marnie Was There, both of which were nominated for an Academy Award for best animated feature.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower was written by Riko Sakaguchi, »

- Carolyn Giardina

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Gkids To Reissue Six Studio Ghibli Films For Blu-Ray

17 July 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Gkids, producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced that it is partnering with Studio Ghibli to handle the famed Japanese animation studio's catalog in North America. Beginning October 17, 2017, Gkids will begin reissuing new Blu-ray and DVD editions of Studio Ghibli's renowned films with six initial titles from Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki: Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away followed by Castle in the Sky and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind on October 31, 2017. The remaining titles will be reissued in the coming months in brand new Blu-ray and DVD, and are listed below. 

The Studio Ghibli library, led by directors and studio co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, is one of the most coveted and critically-lauded in animation, and includes such films as the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away, which was recently listed at »

- Joseph Medina

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Reissues of Six Miyazaki Films in the Works From Studio Ghibli, Gkids

17 July 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gkids is partnering with Studio Ghibli to handle the Japanese animation studio’s catalog in North America, including Hayao Miyazaki’s 2002 Academy Award winner “Spirited Away.”

The alliance was announced Monday and will start with the Oct. 17 reissue of new Blu-ray and DVD editions of six titles from Miyazaki: “Spirited Away” and Oscar-nominated film “Howl’s Moving Castle” along with “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Ponyo” and “Princess Mononoke,” followed on Oct. 31  with “Castle in the Sky” and “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.”

The Studio Ghibli library is led by directors and studio co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Gkids has handled theatrical rights for the Studio Ghibli catalogue since 2010, and released “From Up on Poppy Hill,” “Only Yesterday,” “Ocean Waves” and the Academy Award-nominated titles “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya” and “When Marnie Was There.”

Gkids previously announced a partnership with Fathom Events to bring six Ghibli titles back to theaters »

- Dave McNary

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One More Gorgeous Trailer for Anime 'Mary and the Witch's Flower'

9 June 2017 4:52 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"That power will change the world." Studio Ponoc has revealed another new full-length trailer for their animated adventure film Mary and the Witch's Flower, opening in Japan this July. Studio Ponoc is the spiritual successor to Ghibli started by a bunch of former Ghibli animators. You can definitely see how this looks/feels very much like a Ghibli movie, which I think is a good thing. The best way to describe it might be a mashup of The Secret World of Arrietty and Castle in the Sky, but this is still has its own unique story about a girl who discovers a broomstick and goes to a witches school only to learn that the animals are being kept in cages. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, with music by Takatsugu Muramatsu, based on "The Little Broomstick". All these trailers are for the Japanese release, since there still isn't a Us release set yet. »

- Alex Billington

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Check Out This Gorgeous Trailer For Anime Film Mary & The Witch’s Flower!

9 June 2017 2:45 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Back in 2010, a film called The Secret World of Arrietty hit theaters. The animated film was based on the famous English fantasy novel series The Borrowers, which chronicled the adventures of a pint-sized family that lived in the walls and floors of a home. It had long been the subject of adaptations, but Arrietty was the first take in animated form. The film was gorgeous.

While the narrative wasn’t its strongest point, there was an amazing attention to detail that could not be overlooked, and at that time, I made sure to log away the name Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the film’s director. Clearly, this guy would go on to do some great things. Four years later saw the release of his second directed feature, When Marnie Was There. The film was also a critical triumph, and was yet another reason to keep an eye on Yonebayashi.

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- Joseph Medina

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Beautiful New Trailer For ‘Mary And The Witch’s Flower’ From Ex-Studio Ghibli Team

8 June 2017 8:16 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Teased and trailered since last year, our excitement is turning to impatience as we await “Mary And The Witch’s Flower.” The first release from Studio Ponoc, which features many players who formerly plied their craft at Studio Ghibli, this one is hitting all the right buttons with us.

Hiromasa Yonebayashi (“The Secret World Of Arrietty,” “When Marnie Was There“) directs this beautiful looking adaptation of Mary Stewart‘s book “The Little Broomstick,” about a young girl who goes on a magical journey.

Continue reading Beautiful New Trailer For ‘Mary And The Witch’s Flower’ From Ex-Studio Ghibli Team at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New Official Trailer for Japanese Anime 'Mary and the Witch's Flower'

13 April 2017 10:25 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Just for tonight... I'm a witch." Studio Ponoc out of Japan has released a second full-length trailer for their new animated adventure Mary and the Witch's Flower. This film is receiving quite a bit of attention because it's the first major feature made by a bunch of former Studio Ghibli animators who moved over to work at Studio Ponoc, which is the spiritual successor to Ghibli. And from this trailer, you can definitely see how this looks/feels very much like a Ghibli movie. It has cats and magic and cool fantasy elements. The best way to describe it might be a mashup of The Secret World of Arrietty and Castle in the Sky, but this is still has its own unique story. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, with music by Takatsugu Muramatsu, based on "The Little Broomstick" by Mary Stewart. It tells the story of a girl who discovers a »

- Alex Billington

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Another lovely trailer for Mary and the Witch’s Flower released by Studio Ponoc

13 April 2017 12:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Studio Ponoc (the spiritual successor to Studio Ghibli) have released a new trailer for their upcoming title Mary and the Witch’s Flower which is due for release in Japan on the 8th July.  Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who worked on the Ghibli films Arrietty and When Marnie Was There, is directing the film which is based on the novel, The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart.

In addition to the brand new trailer, Studio Ponoc have also released more details on more of the cast that will be lending their voices to the game.  The new cast member details are as follows:

Yuki Amami as Madam Mumble Chuuk Fumiyo Kohinata  as Dr. Day Hikari Mitsushima as The Red haired Witch Eriko Watanabe as Banks Shinobu Otake as Charlotte Jiro Sato as Flanagan

Mary and the Witch’s Flower will premiere in Japan on the 8th July and according to the English subbed »

- Andrew Newton

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‘Mary and The Witch’s Flower’ Trailer: Studio Ponoc’s First Film Keeps the Spirit of Studio Ghibli Alive

24 February 2017 8:58 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Studio Ponoc has released a new trailer for its upcoming anime fantasy film “Mary and the Witch’s Flower.” Directed by Ponoc’s co-founder Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the film marks the Japanese studio’s inaugural production, following its opening in April 2015.

Yonebayashi and producer Yoshiaki Nishimura, former staffers at Studio Ghibli —the studio behind anime classics such as “Spirited Away” (2001) and “My Neighbor Toronto” (1988)— founded Studio Ponoc following Ghibli’s closing in 2014. “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” is Yonebayashi’s third film, following Ghibli’s “When Marnie Was There” and “The Secret World of Arrietty.”

Read More: ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Trailer: Ex-Studio Ghibli Staffers Reveal Sweeping New Project

“Mary and the Witch’s Flower” is based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s book “The Little Broomstick,” with a screenplay by Riko Sakaguchi (“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”). It follows the story of a little girl who, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Altitude picks Studio Ponoc debut 'Mary And The Witch’s Flower'

2 February 2017 2:22 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The project is the first feature from former Studio Ghibli filmmakers Yoshiaki Nishimura and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

Altitude Film Sales has secured worldwide rights to Mary And The Witch’s Flower, the first film from Japanese animation house Studio Ponoc.

The firm was set up by former Studio Ghibli director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty), and producer Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya).

Altitude Film Distribution has UK rights to the project, currently in post-production, with Madman Entertainment releasing the film in Australia and New Zealand.

Mary And The Witch’s Flower is based on the novel by Mary Stewart called The Little Broomstick. Yonebayashi and Riko Sakaguchi (The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya) wrote the screenplay.

The story centres on a lonely girl who is whisked off to Endor College, school of witchcraft, by a magical broomstick.

Studio Ponoc’s founders have brought together former Studio Ghibli animators and artists to create new films in the tradition »

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Altitude boards Studio Ponoc debut 'Mary And The Witch’s Flower'

2 February 2017 2:22 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The project is the first feature from former Studio Ghibli filmmakers Yoshiaki Nishimura and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

Altitude Film Sales has secured worldwide rights to Mary And The Witch’s Flower, the first film from Japanese animation house Studio Ponoc.

The firm was set up by former Studio Ghibli director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty), and producer Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya).

Altitude Film Distribution has UK rights to the project, currently in post-production, with Madman Entertainment releasing the film in Australia and New Zealand.

Mary And The Witch’s Flower is based on the novel by Mary Stewart called The Little Broomstick. Yonebayashi and Riko Sakaguchi (The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya) wrote the screenplay.

The story centres on a lonely girl who is whisked off to Endor College, school of witchcraft, by a magical broomstick.

Studio Ponoc’s founders have brought together former Studio Ghibli animators and artists to create new films in the tradition »

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