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Voice Cast Signed for English-Language 'Poppy Hill'

Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Dern, Christina Hendricks, Aubrey Plaza, Anton Yelchin and Beau Bridges among those to voice the English-language release of Studio Ghibli's “From Up On Poppy Hill.”

The English-language voice cast has been set for the U.S. release of Studio Ghibli's newest animated feature, From Up On Poppy Hill.

According to a report by Variety, the main cast includes Gillian Anderson (X-Files, Princess Mononoke), Jamie Lee Curtis (A Fish Called Wanda, Freaky Friday), Bruce Dern (Silent Running, Coming Home), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Drive), Ron Howard (Happy Days, American Graffiti), Chris Noth (Sex in the City, The Good Wife), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac).

Sarah Bolger (BioShock 2, The Spiderwick Chronicles), Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys), comedian Jeff Dunham, Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan, The Hunger Games), Emily Osment (Hannah Montana), Charles Saxton, and Alex Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) round out the rest of the cast.

Karey Kirkpatrick (The Rescuers Down Under, Chicken Run, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) wrote the English dub script, and Gary Rydstrom (sound designer on Finding Nemo, Brave) served as ADR director.

North American distributor GKIDS announced that, after an Oscar-qualifying run later this year, the film will be released in Los Angeles and New York on March 15, 2013, before rolling out to additional cities in a limited nationwide engagement and the home entertainment market.

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.