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Studio Ghibli’s ‘Marnie’ Arrives on Blu-ray Oct. 6

From ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There’ comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 6, 2015.

Universal City, CA -- From Japan’s acclaimed Studio Ghibli comes When Marnie Was There, a sweeping story of friendship, mystery and discovery coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 6, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in partnership with GKIDS. Based on the beloved novel by Joan G. Robinson, the When Marnie Was There Blu-ray and DVD deliver stirring emotions and breathtaking animation as only Studio Ghibli can, as well as hours of bonus features that go behind the scenes of a timeless masterpiece.

When shy, artistic Anna travels to the seaside to stay with relatives, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and a friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty), When Marnie Was There is an unforgettable tale featuring gorgeously rendered moonlit seascapes, a luminous orchestral score and powerful portrayals of friendship and belonging.

The star-studded voice cast includes Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 2, True Grit ), Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men,” Very Good Girls), and John C. Reilly (Chicago, Cyrus), as well as Oscar winners Ellen Burstyn (Interstellar, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), Kathy Bates (“American Horror Story,” Misery) and Geena Davis (“Commander in Chief,” Thelma and Louise).

Blu-ray bonus features include “The Making of When Marnie Was There” and “Yohei Taneda Creates the Art of When Marnie Was There” featurettes, Feature-Length Storyboards and all the DVD extras. DVD bonus materials include a Behind-the-Scenes featurette with the Voice Talent and trailers and TV spots.

Source: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

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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.