From Academy Award®-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE, THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY) and Academy Award®-nominated producer Yoshiaki Nishimura (THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA, WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE) comes a dazzling, beautifully-animated new adventure for all ages. MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER is based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s book THE LITTLE BROOMSTICK, and tells the story of a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.
This is Yonebayashi's third feature film—and his first since leaving Studio Ghibli. A delightful children's fantasy film that perfectly captures the charm and whimsy of a classic Studio Ghibli tale, but with a more updated, modern look. MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER combines the work of a small group of Studio Ghibli stalwarts with some of the best talents of Japan’s TV and film animation studios today in crafting a family-friendly story reminiscent of early Ghibli favorites with a dash of HARRY POTTER.