Mary and the Witch’s Flower

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(Stu­dio Ponoc | GKIDS) Di­rec­tor: Hiro­masa Yonebayashi Re­lease Date: Win­ter 2017 Syn­op­sis: Based on Mary Ste­wart’s book The Lit­tle Broom­stick, a young girl de­vel­ops mag­i­cal pow­ers, in­clud­ing the abil­ity to ride a broom, after crush­ing a strange flower. She jour­neys to a land that houses a col­lege for witches, where sin­is­ter ex­per­i­ments are tak­ing place. Box Of­fice to Date: $27.7 mil­lion world­wide The Word: “A strong ef­fort from a newly as­sem­bled stu­dio and a solid film in its own right. It’s true that the film does play a lit­tle too much by the book, but when each frame is as lov­ingly crafted as they are here, it’s hard to be­grudge the film for it.” – Kim Mor­risey, Anime News Net­work. Nom­i­na­tion Chances: De­spite Os­car’s fond­ness for anime, low vis­i­bil­ity in the U.S. could hurt its chances. How­ever, those who have been miss­ing mag­i­cal fea­ture ti­tles from Stu­dio Ghi­bli might rally be­hind the ti­tle as the next best thing.

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