Studio Ponoc Announces First Feature Length Anime Film, Mary and the Witch’s Flower (VIDEO)

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The anime studio that was founded by the former Studio Ghibli Producer, Riko Sakaguchi, has announced its very first feature length anime film called Mary and the Witch’s Flower. Studio Ponoc says the film will be released in 2017 and it is based off of the book, The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart. Mary and the Witch’s Flower will be directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi who also wrote the script alongside Riko Sakaguchi. Yonebayashi also directed Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There and Arrietty. According to the film’s website a lot of former Studio Ghibli staff are a part of the film’s production.

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In the book The Little Broomstick, a black cat named Tib leads a girl named Mary to a strange flower hidden in the woods. Shortly afterwards she comes across a small broomstick and before she knows it the thing flies her away to Endor College, a school of witches. At this place she discovers mutated animals that are part of an experiment in transformation and as she tries to leave she realizes Tib the cat has been captured! Mary returns the next day and is able to free all the poor animals, but the head of the college and her colleague see her and even though she manages to escape, the witches are hot on her tail. Here is the teaser trailer for Mary and the Witch’s flower:

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