Check out the new trailer and poster for Studio Ponoc’s Mary and the Witch’s Flower
A new U.S. trailer and poster for Studio Ponoc’s animated film Mary and the Witch’s Flower have been released. The English version of the studio’s first feature film is having a special Fathom Screening Event on January 18, for which you can buy tickets here. Mary and the Witch’s Flower was directed by the Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi and features the voices of Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent. You can check out the trailer in the player below and you can see the poster in our gallery.
Studio Ponoc, the Japanese studio that made Mary and The Witch’s Flower, was founded by two-time Academy Award-nominated producer Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There), and the film features his reunion with fellow Academy Award-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There)..
Mary is a plain, young girl, stuck in a rural British village with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. But a chance encounter with a pair of mysterious cats leads Mary into the nearby forest, where she finds an old broom stuck in the overgrowth of a nearby tree, and the strange blue glow of the fly-by-night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years. As the broom comes to life and lifts Mary high into the skies, she discovers a mysterious school for witches above the clouds. But the charming headmistress Madam Mumblechook and bumbling Doctor Dee are not all that they appear, in a twisting tale that reveals even the most ordinary-seeming children are capable of the most extraordinary adventures.
Based on the 1971 children’s novel The Little Broomstick, 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.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower will hit select theaters on January 19. What do you guys think of the trailer? Let us know in the comments.