FROM UP ON POPPY HILL English Language Trailer
GKIDS has provided the US trailer for Studio Ghibli’s FROM UP ON POPPY HILL (コクリコ坂から, Kokuriko-Zaka Kara, 2011). Written by legendary studio founder Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Goro Miyazaki, FROM UP ON POPPY HILL marks the first feature film collaboration between father and son.
The English language version features the voices of Sarah Bolger (ONCE UPON A TIME), Anton Yelchin (STAR TREK), Gillian Anderson (THE X-FILES), Christina Hendricks (MAD MEN), Jamie Lee Curtis (TRUE LIES), Beau Bridges (THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS), Ron Howard (AMERICAN GRAFFITI), Aubrey Plaza (PARKS AND RECREATION) and Bruce Dern (BIG LOVE).
About Studio Ghibli
Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and is one of the most successful and well-respected animation studios in the world. Cultivating a creative force of talented directors, animators, and storytellers under the revered brilliance of Miyazaki and Takahata, Studio Ghibli’s films have been praised for their originality, dazzling animation, and epic storytelling. The films have become a beloved part of Japanese popular culture, and have garnered worldwide acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2002 and in 2005 Miyazaki was named one of “the most influential people” by Time Magazine.
GKIDS is a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences. Theatrical releases include Tomm Moore’s Oscar nominated THE SECRET OF KELLS, Michel Ocelot’s acclaimed AZUR & ASMAR, European Film Award Best Animated Feature winner MIA AND THE MIGOO, Nina Paley’s multiple-award-winning SITA SINGS THE BLUES, and Japan Academy Prize winner SUMMER WARS by Mamoru Hosoda. Upcoming GKIDS releases include 2011 Berlin official selection A CAT IN PARIS and Annecy winner ELEANOR’S SECRET. GKIDS is also producer of New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival, North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens. NYICFF is an Oscar-qualifying event and jury members include Uma Thurman, Susan Sarandon, Gus van Sant, Matthew Modine, James Schamus, Michel Ocelot, and Christine Vachon.
For more information on FROM UP ON POPPY HILL, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
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