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Studio Ghibli's 'From Up on Poppy Hill' Gets English-Language Voice Cast, Includes Curtis, Howard, Hendricks

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 5, 2012 at 4:14PM

Studio Ghibli's latest film "From Up on Poppy Hill" looks to be a subtle, melancholic coming-of-age tale reminiscent of some of Ghibli's finest dramas, such as "Whisper of the Heart" and "Only Yesterday." The sprawling American voice cast for the film has just been announced, and includes...
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"From Up on Poppy Hill"
"From Up on Poppy Hill"

Studio Ghibli's latest film "From Up on Poppy Hill" looks to be a subtle, melancholic coming-of-age tale reminiscent of some of Ghibli's finest dramas, such as "Whisper of the Heart" and "Only Yesterday." The sprawling American voice cast for the film has just been announced, and includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Howard, Beau Bridges, Christina Hendricks, Chris Noth and Aubrey Plaza.

"Poppy Hill," distributed by GKIDS, is scheduled for a November Oscar-qualifying run (joining an already steep and crowded animation contender field), with a U.S. theatrical release in March 2013.

Full list of English-language voice talent:

  • Gillian Anderson
  • Sarah Bolger
  • Beau Bridges
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Bruce Dern
  • Jeff Dunham
  • Isabelle Furnham
  • Christina Hendricks
  • Chris Noth
  • Ron Howard
  • Emily Osment
  • Aubrey Plaza
  • Chalie Saxton
  • Alex Wolff
  • Anton Yelchin

This article is related to: Studio Ghibli, From Up on Poppy Hill, News, GKIDS


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.