MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER Returns to Theaters for Two Days Only
After an incredible first run (GKIDS biggest release to date!), GKIDS is bringing back Studio Ponoc’s dazzling debut film, MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER (メアリと魔女の花, Meari to Majo no Hana, 2017) for two encore shows nationwide, with special filmmaker interview and other surprises! Did you miss the action-packed, sold-out premiere shows, or just want to experience it all again? Find your theater and get tickets now!
Saturday, February 24 – English Dubbed Version
Monday, February 26 – English Subtitled Version
About Studio Ponoc
Studio Ponoc is the new home of the next generation of creative minds behind films from the award-winning Studio Ghibli, which has delighted audiences with its breathtaking films for over 30 years including SPIRITED AWAY and PONYO. Studio Ponoc’s Oscar-nominated founder Yoshiaki Nishimura (THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA and WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE) brought together Oscar-nominated Hiromasa ‘Maro’ Yonebayashi (ARRIETTY and WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE) with former Studio Ghibli animators and artists, and other renowned animators and artists, to create new films in the famed tradition of the breathtakingly beautiful hand-drawn and hand-painted animated works of Studio Ghibli.
GKIDS is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding nine Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with THE SECRET OF KELLS in 2010, A CAT IN PARIS and CHICO & RITA in 2012, ERNEST & CELESTINE in 2014, THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA and SONG OF THE SEA in 2015, BOY AND THE WORLD and WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE in 2016, and MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI in 2017. GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles SPIRITED AWAY, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, PRINCESS MONONOKE and others.
GKIDS recently launched ANIMATION IS FILM, an annual LA-based film festival. The first edition took place October 20-22 at the Mann Chinese Theater in Hollywood for a sold-out audience of 5,000. ANIMATION IS FILM embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest range of expression that the medium is capable of.
For more information on MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER, please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan: