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The independent US distributor GKids is ready to release the English-dubbed version of the Studio Ghibli film, From Up on Poppy Hill,  in March 2013.

 

From Up on Poppy Hill is the latest directing effort by Goro Miyazaki (son of Hayao Miyazaki, and director of Tales from the Earthsea), based on the popular manga Kokurikozaka kara. [Read the film review]

Kokuriko-zaka kara (the original Japanese title) tells the story of a pair of high school students  in 1963 Tokyo who object the demolition of a historic building, and at the same time have their own families' past secrets to deal with.

Hayo Miyazaki has co-written the film's script. From Up on Poppy Hill was a box-office hit in Japan, and became the highest grossing domestic film with 56 $million. The film also won the Audience award for best animated children's film in the 2012 Anima Festival, Brussels.

The US independent distributor GKids (responsible for bringing Chico & Rita and A Cat in Paris to US audiences) will bring an English-language version of From Up on Poppy Hill.

Voice casting includes Sarah Bolger, Beau Bridges, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Dern, Jeff Dunham, Isabelle Fuhrman, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, Chris Noth, Emily Osment, Aubrey Plaza, Charlie Saxton, Alex Wolff and Anton Yelchin.

US release dates: March 15th (NY and LA), expanding on March 29th, 2013.

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