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GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOLUME 1!

GKIDS has acquired the North American rights to Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1 – an animated trilogy of stories from Studio Ponoc directors Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose and Akihiko Yamashita.

Theatrical release for the film – which follows Studio Ponoc’s When Marnie Was There – is January, 2019.

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Watch the Opening Scene from Mary and The Witch’s Flower!

From Academy Award®-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.

Watch the opening three minutes from Mary and The Witch’s Flower – then watch for Mary and The Witch’s Flower in theaters on January 19th.

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Magical Trailer: Mary and the Witch’s Flower from Studio Ponoc!

GKIDS has acquired North American rights to the first release from Japanese Studio Ponoc – Mary and the Witch’s Flower, directed by Academy Award® nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty, When Marnie Was There).

Mary and the Witch’s Flower is based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s book, “The Little Broomstick,” and features a script by Riko Sakaguchi. The story centers on an ordinary young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower will be released in theaters this winter.

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