Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 2 ‘The Good Listener’ Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 2 ‘The Good Listener’ Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Watch: First Trailer For ‘Effie Gray’ Starring Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Tom Sturridge & Greg Wise Watch: First Trailer For ‘Effie Gray’ Starring Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Tom Sturridge & Greg Wise Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More Watch: First Trailer For Rom-Com 'Playing It Cool' With Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Aubrey Plaza & More Watch: First Trailer For Rom-Com 'Playing It Cool' With Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Aubrey Plaza & More Watch: First Trailer For ‘Serena’ Starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Watch: First Trailer For ‘Serena’ Starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Watch: Studio Ghibli's 'From Up On Poppy Hill' Gets English Trailer

Photo of Drew Taylor By Drew Taylor | The Playlist February 5, 2013 at 2:12PM

There are a number of animated projects getting unveiled in 2013, and two of the most intriguing just got new promotional materials – a trio of teaser posters from Walt Disney Feature Animation's latest princess story "Frozen" and the long-delayed domestic debut of Studio Ghibli's coming-of-age tale "From Up On Poppy Hill." Both have us very, very excited.
0

From Up On Poppy Hill

There are a number of animated projects getting unveiled in 2013, and one of the most intriguing is the long-delayed domestic debut of Studio Ghibli's coming-of-age tale "From Up On Poppy Hill." And it's a movie we're pretty excited about.

The American trailer for "From Up On Poppy Hill" (via The Film Stage), has landed and you can which you can watch it below. Based on a Japanese comic book, it's the coming-of-age tale of two teenagers in the '60s who fall for each other while restoring a long forgotten school clubhouse. Also, apparently, there's a large emphasis on communication via flags and something about the main character's father dying during the war. The trailer is a little overstuffed and unfocused, but it's usually harder to sell the Studio Ghibli projects that aren't more fantasy-based.

It's easy to forget that this movie was released back in the summer of 2011 and is only now making it to our shores. Part of this had to do with the Studio Ghibli stateside distribution pact shifting from Disney to specialty house GK Kids and questions of accessibility. In fact, this version of "From Up On Poppy Hill" was developed by Disney last year, with Lucasfilm bigwig Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall serving as executive producers and localized direction being provided by Pixar veteran Gary Rydstrom. Karey Kirkpatrick, who also did the Americanized script for last year's amazing "The Secret World of Arriety" wrote "From Up On Poppy Hill" (fun fact: Karey started out as an improvisational performer at EPCOT Center in Florida). While GK Kids, who will distribute "From Up On Poppy Hill," has placed an emphasis on their commitment to the original Japanese language tracks, Disney had put together a pretty unstoppable voice cast for the U.S. dub (including Chris Noth, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Howard, Bruce Dern and Aubrey Plaza), and GK Kids will use it. The film was co-written by Studio Ghibli powerhouse Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son, Goro Miyazaki.

The film opens in NY and LA on March 15th before expanding on March 29th.

This article is related to: From Up On Poppy Hill, Frozen, Film Trailers


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates