Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Ponyo) has released a trailer for an English dubbed versions of the highly anticipated coming-of-age story from Hayao Miyazaki and his son Goro, From Up on Poppy Hill.
The folks dubbing the latest film includes Gillian Anderson (X-Files), Christina Hendricks (Drive), Ron Howard (Happy Days), Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys), Chris Noth (Sex in the City), Jamie Lee Curtis (A Fish Called Wanda), Emily Osment (Hannah Montana), Bruce Dern (Silent Running), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), comedian Jeff Dunham, Charlie Saxton, Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games), and Alex Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band).
The budding romance, which looks reminiscent of several low-key Ghibli masterpieces, including Yoshifumi Kondo’s Whisper of the Heart and Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday, will release GKids in Los Angeles and New York on March 15th, 2013 and it plans to expand the theatrical run into other cities before the home video release.
Watch the new trailer below, along with the domestic poster.
Set in Yokohama, From Up On Poppy Hill is a high school love story that take place in the year before the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics. As the country begins to pick itself up from the devastation of the Second World War, the new generation struggles to move towards a prosperous future whilst trying not to lose the essence of their past. The film’s rich and vibrant animation captures the entrancing beauty of Yokohama’s harbour and lush surrounding hillsides and, with a soundtrack that draws inspiration from the finest music of the time, perfectly captures the thrills of young romance and the hope of a new dawn.