Here's the first U.S. trailer for Studio Ghibli's latest feature film, From Up On Poppy Hill, directed by Goro Miyazaki, son of Hayao Miyazaki. It looks fantastic. I love the animated films that Studio Ghibli creates, they're just all full of life, they have soul, and the stories they tell are wonderful.
The movie has a great voice cast that includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, and Aubrey Plaza. Here's the synopsis...
From Academy Award(R) winner Hayao Miyazaki and director Goro Miyazaki comes this uniquely inspired coming-of-age story. Set in Yokohama in 1963, as Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the 1964 Olympics, the story centers on Umi and Shun, two high school kids caught up in the changing times. But a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart. With its rich color palette, stunning exteriors, sun-drenched gardens, bustling cityscapes and painterly detail, From Up on Poppy Hill provides a pure, sincere, and nuanced evocation of the past, and marks yet another creative triumph for Studio Ghibli.
The movie comes out on March 15th, 2013. I'm looking forward to seeing this one. Enjoy the trailer!