Spellbinding New U.S. Trailer For The Fantasy Anime Film MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER
We've got a great new magical U.S. trailer for the upcoming fantasy anime film Mary and the Witch's Flower. The wonderful and imaginative looking film tells the adventurous story of a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night. The film features the voice talents of Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent.
The film comes from Hiromasa Yonebayashi, an animator who previously worked for Studio Ghibli on anime classics such as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo. He is also the director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty. It looks like he did an incredible job bringing this story to life and I'm pretty excited about seeing it!
Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College – a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.
Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the and the stirring, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world.
Mary and the Witch's Flower will be released on January 18th, 2018.