On Screens Soon: From Up on Poppy Hill
Posted at 11:41 AM (PST) on Friday, January 25, 2013

Studio Ghibli's From Up on Poppy Hill, will finally be released in New York and Los Angeles theaters on March 15 (goes wide on March 29).

The film is directed by Goro Miyazaki from a script by Hayao Miyazaki (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle).

It was the top-grossing Japanese release of 2011 and winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation.

Set in Yokohama in 1963, the hand-drawn film centers on Umi (voiced by Sarah Bolger) and Shun (voiced by Anton Yelchin) and the budding romance that develops as they join forces to save their high school's ramshackle clubhouse from demolition.

This English-language version is also voiced by Gillian Anderson, Beau Bridges, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Dern, Jeff Dunham, Isabelle Fuhrman, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, Chris Noth, Emily Osment, Aubrey Plaza, Charlie Saxton and Alex Wolff.

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