From Up on Poppy Hill's English Dub Clip Posted
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The technology news website Wired began streaming an 87-second English-dubbed clip on Thursday for Studio Ghibli's From Up on Poppy Hill anime film.
From Up On Poppy Hill adapts the 1960's shōjo manga of the same name by Tetsurō Sayama and Chizuru Takahashi. The film follows Umi (The Spiderwick Chronicles' Sarah Bolger) and Shun (Star Trek's Anton Yelchin) in a budding romance as they come together to save their school's clubhouse. Hayao Miyazaki wrote the screenplay adaptation and the film was directed by Goro Miyazaki. GKids will release the film in theaters and on home video in North America.
The dub cast includes Gillian Anderson (X-Files, Princess Mononoke), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Drive), Ron Howard (Happy Days, American Graffiti), Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys), Chris Noth (Sex in the City, The Good Wife), Jamie Lee Curtis (A Fish Called Wanda, Freaky Friday), Emily Osment (Hannah Montana), Bruce Dern (Silent Running, Coming Home), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), comedian Jeff Dunham, Charlie Saxton, Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan, The Hunger Games), and Alex Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band).
The film will hold its U.S. premiere in New York on March 15, and then will open in select theaters throughout the rest of the month. GKids will update its list of theaters screening the film as they are announced.