A full trailer from Studio Ponoc’s first feature film has been released today and it is full of whimsical delight and wonder. The debut film is titled ‘Mary and The Witch’s Flower’ and carries over the work Studio Ghibli brought us before Hayao Miyazaki’s supposed retirement.
For those of you unfamiliar with Studio Ponoc, it is comprised of former members of Studio Ghibli. That’s why if any of the animation looks familiar to use diehard fans of Studio Ghibli, it’s because we’ve got some alumni working in Studio Ponoc.
Going beyond the obvious aesthetic similarities, the trailer shows us a coming-of-age story that focuses on a young girl named Mary. The story, inspired by Mary Stewart’s The Little Broomstick, focuses on Mary’s discovery that she has a mysterious power to become a witch, but for one night only. As seen in the trailer below, it’s connected to the Witch’s Flower somehow.
As of now, the movie is planned for release in Japan on July 8, 2017. There is no word yet as to when or if it will be released stateside. We will keep you updated when we find out.
Until then, make sure you take a look at the trailer below and let us know your thoughts.