- North Carolina man allegedly stole $88K then posted it on Instagram Sunday 8:34 PM
- People are pissed a CGI influencer said she was sexually assaulted Sunday 4:56 PM
- BTS’ RM says he’s lost 33 AirPods Sunday 3:59 PM
- Taylor Swift’s ‘hyper-realistic’ cat cake is scaring fans Sunday 3:03 PM
- Nick Cannon is reportedly playing his Eminem diss track on repeat Sunday 1:20 PM
- College quarterback blasted by ex-girlfriend in savage AF breakup TikTok Sunday 12:27 PM
- Hallmark pulls ad featuring lesbian couple after conservative protest Sunday 11:27 AM
- Actress’ tweet calling out fellow passenger for not moving seats backfires Sunday 10:43 AM
- The 10 most influential hashtags of the decade Sunday 6:30 AM
- A lonely grandma sought family to spend Christmas with on Craigslist Saturday 5:45 PM
- Airbnb bans white supremacists tied to Iron March forum Saturday 5:07 PM
- Did a Twitter user really get tricked into naming baby ‘Jack Ingof’? Saturday 4:46 PM
- State of emergency declared in New Orleans following ‘cyberattack’ Saturday 4:12 PM
- Video shows boy getting beat up–mom says it’s because he wore MAGA hat Saturday 3:54 PM
- Billboard changing albums chart to count YouTube streams Saturday 2:43 PM
A Japanese animation house—established by the minds behind a Studio Ghibli film—released the first full-length trailer Tuesday for its debut movie Mary and the Witch’s Flower.
Yoshiaki Nishimura and Hiromasa Yonebayashi formerly worked with Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki on the Oscar-nominated film When Marnie Was There. After leaving Ghibli, Nishimura founded Studio Ponoc in 2015.
Based off of the 1971 children’s book The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart, Mary and the Witch’s Flower revolves around a young girl who finds a flower that grants her magical powers, leading her to fly on a broomstick and enter a school for witches. After being deemed a prodigy, Mary discovers her teachers’ secretive extra-curricular activities and must use her powers to fix what’s going on around her.
While the film is debuting under the Studio Ponoc name, fans of previous Ghibli movies won’t be disappointed. The trailer shows that key Ghibli staples remain, like vivid colors, human-like animals, and a strong female lead.
The English version will include voiceovers from Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent, and The BFG actress Ruby Barnhill as Mary.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower is set for U.S. release on Jan. 19 2018, with a special Fathom Events screening the day before, on Jan. 18.
Samantha Reichstein is a former intern for the Daily Dot whose work focused on entertainment and politics. She's written for the Bump, the Nest, the Knot, the Austin American-Statesman, Austin Way Magazine, and Broadway World TV.