We've got the first trailer for the stunning debut film from Studio Ponoc, Mary and the Witch's Flower

Studio Ponoc's first feature, the beautiful Mary and the Witch's Flower now has a UK and Ireland release date. The film, created by ex-Studio Ghibli talent will hit cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 18th May.

Check out the trailer above - looks stunning doesn't it?

We can also share the first two minutes of the film with you - watch it here!

Altitude Film Distribution is delighted to announce the UK release of Mary and The Witch’s Flower in UK and Irish cinemas from 18th May 2018. The magical animated family film adaptation of Mary Stewart’s ‘The Little Broomstick,’ features an outstanding voice cast lead by Ruby Barnhill (The BFG) as Mary, Kate Winslet (Finding Neverland, The Reader) as Madame Mumblechook, Jim Broadbent (Paddington 2) as Doctor Dee alongside Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting, Wonder Woman) as Flanagan and Louis Serkis (Alice Through The Looking Glass, Taboo) as Mary’s young companion Will.

Mary and The Witch’s Flower combines an exhilarating tale with the unique richness, art and animation of Studio Ghibli-style storytelling, revealing the exciting and surprising adventure of Mary, an ordinary twelve-year-old girl. Bored and lonely during a summer holiday, Mary follows an odd cat into the nearby woods where she stumbles upon a flower and then a little broomstick. Together the flower and broomstick whisk her above the clouds, far away to Endor College – a school of magic!

At Endor, Mary tells a lie that leads to peril, and then a promise, while discovering that all is not as it seems at the school – there are experiments that horrify! Soon she confronts great danger, and a test of her resolve.

Mary and The Witch’s Flower is a sublime blend of magic and fantasy that will sweep audiences along with its charming, heartfelt adventure. Along with the beautiful and distinctive animation style that we have come to instantly recognise and love, this film sparks the sense of wonder, and will delight the world’s children and adults alike.

Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty, When Marnie Was There), Mary and the Witch’s Flower is the first feature film produced by Studio Ponoc, founded by Studio Ghibli veterans Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura, and the new home of the animation team that crafted Studio Ghibli’s acclaimed classics.

Altitude Film Distribution and Studio Ponoc are proud to present, Mary and The Witch’s Flower releasing in UK and Irish cinemas nationwide, in both dubbed and subtitled forms, from 18th May.


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