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Studio Ghibli's Next Film, 'When Marnie Was There,' Gets a Trailer (VIDEO)

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood July 2, 2014 at 12:27PM

For animation geeks, it's hard not to get excited whenever a new Studio Ghibli film is on its way. Here is the U.S., that film is "The Tale of Princess Kaguya," which GKIDS plans to release in an English dub this fall, but in Japan, the next Ghibli is due in theaters this month, and it looks like a real beauty.
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When Marnie Was There (Ghibli)

For animation geeks, it's hard not to get excited whenever a new Studio Ghibli film is on its way.  Here is the U.S., that film is "The Tale of Princess Kaguya," which GKIDS plans to release in an English dub this fall, but in Japan, the next Ghibli is due in theaters this month, and it looks like a real beauty.

"When Marnie Was There" is is adapted from the book by Joan Robinson, and tells the story of a young, lonely girl who makes a new friend in Marnie--who very well may be a ghost.  Robinson's book is on the list of Hayao Miyazaki's favorite 50 children's books, so it's not surprising that it's getting the Ghibli treatment.

"Marnie" is directed by Yonebayashi Hiromasa, who helmed Studio Ghibli's "The Secret World of Arrietty."  Niwa Keiko ("From Up on Poppy Hill") and Ando Masahi (a character designer on "Spirited Away" and "Princess Mononoke") wrote the screenplay.

Check out the new trailer for "When Marnie Was There" below. 

This article is related to: Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki, Trailers, Video


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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.