I can clearly remember, as a kid, all the great Hayao Miyazaki films I’d spend hours watching at home. My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Castle in the Sky, and Spirited Away are among my favorites. Miyazaki is of another world, I will definitely say that. From the beautiful illustrations to the wistful stories, it’s no wonder they’ve all become classic movies for all ages.
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For those of you with me on that one, we’ve got another treat coming our way. The American trailer for Mary and the Witch’s Flower has just been released and I’m feeling like I’m seven years old all over again!
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Based on the 1971 children’s book The Little Broomstick, the story follows a young Mary in a rural British village who comes across a magical flower. The blossom takes her on an adventure through the clouds to a witch’s school where she meets an array of characters who turn out to be more mystical than she imagined. I do really love all the characters these creators think up. Although Miyazaki has not graced this film with his presence, former Ghibli animator, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, has taken the role of director. So that’s a tell-tale sign that this film will be nothing short of amazing. The American film’s distributor, GKIDS, tells SyFy Wire what to expect:
Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an all-ages action adventure that harkens back to some of the most beloved animated films of all time, full of ingenious characters, jaw-dropping, imaginative worlds and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to figure her place in the world.
With the witchery of the Harry Potter world, the characters and adventures of Spirited Away, and the coming-of-age essence within Kiki’s Delivery Service, I really cannot wait for its release on January 19, 2018. Check out the trailer and fall in love!
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