The second feature from ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ director Hiromasa Yonebayashi begins its U.S. theatrical run in New York and Los Angeles on May 22.
Independent animation distributor GKIDS has released a new trailer for Studio Ghibli’s latest feature, When Marnie Was There.
Based on the British children’s novel by Joan G. Robinson, When Marnie Was There is the second feature from The Secret World of Arrietty director Hiromasa Yonebayashi. The animated movie, which tells the story of Anna, a troubled young girl who finds herself drawn to a mysterious girl appearing in the window of an abandoned house, is set to begin its theatrical run in New York and Los Angeles on May 22, with expansion to all major markets in the following weeks.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she’s outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her ‘ordinary face.’ Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend…”
The English-language voice cast includes Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Grey Griffin, John C. Reilly, Vanessa Williams, Geena Davis, Ava Acres, Raini Rodriguez, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn and Catherine O’Hara.