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Clip: Watch the Opening Scene of Studio Ponoc’s ‘Mary and The Witch’s Flower’

First animated feature from Japan’s Studio Ponoc arrives in select theaters January 19th, preceded by a special Fathom Events premiere screening on January 18th.

Watch the breathtaking opening scene from Mary and The Witch’s Flower in a brand-new clip, courtesy of GKIDS.

Directed by Academy Award-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty, When Marnie Was There) and produced by Studio Ponoc founder and two-time Academy Award-nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There), Mary and The Witch’s Flower is a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night. As she is whisked into an exciting new world beyond belief, she must learn to stay true to herself. The English-language voice cast includes Ruby Barnhill (The BFG), Kate Winselt and Jim Broadbent.

Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College -- a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.

Watch the opening sequence in the player below:

Mary and The Witch’s Flower is in select theaters January 19th, preceded by a special Fathom Events premiere screening on January 18th. Get your tickets today!

Source: GKIDS

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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