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Watch the Magical Trailer for ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’

A magical and charming new movie is coming in January 2018.  The animated movie will be the first feature film from Studio Ponoc.  The new animation studio is helmed by former Studio Ghibli director Hiromasa Yonebayashi who is known for his work on The Secret World of Arrietty and When Marnie Was There for which he was nominated an Academy Award for Animated Feature in 2015.

You can watch the Japanese language trailer version below:

And here is the English language trailer for the U.S.:

Mary and the Witch’s Flower is based off the book The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart.  The movie follows a young bored girl Mary living along the countryside when she stumbles upon a strange, magical flower.  This mysterious flower grants Mary the ability to become a witch for just one night, setting her off on a magical adventure.

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The English language movie features voice talents of Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent.  The English language film will also be released on January 18 for limited screenings.  You can learn more about that here.

Will you watch Studio Ponoc’s first feature film?  What do you think of the movie so far?  Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: io9


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