When Marnie Was There Out On Blu-ray and DVD October 6


FROM STUDIO GHIBLI, THE STUDIO THAT BROUGHT YOU THE
ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING SPIRITED AWAY, AND IN
PARTNERSHIP WITH ANIMATION DISTRIBUTOR GKIDS, COMES
AN UNFORGETTABLE COMING-OF-AGE STORY


WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE


“****! MAGNIFICENT! As gorgeously animated as anything Studio Ghibli has ever made.”
—David Ehrlich, Time Out New York



COMING TO BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD ON OCTOBER 6, 2015
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT



Universal City, California, August 20, 2015 – From Japan's acclaimed Studio Ghibli comes When Marnie Was There, a sweeping story of friendship, mystery and discovery coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on October 6, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in partnership with GKIDS. Based on the beloved novel by Joan G. Robinson, the When Marnie Was There Blu-ray™ and DVD deliver stirring emotions and breathtaking animation as only Studio Ghibli can, as well as hours of bonus features that go behind the scenes of a timeless masterpiece.

When shy, artistic Anna travels to the seaside to stay with relatives, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and a friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty), When Marnie Was There is an unforgettable tale featuring gorgeously rendered moonlit seascapes, a luminous orchestral score and powerful portrayals of friendship and belonging.

The star-studded voice cast includes Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 2, True Grit ), Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men,” Very Good Girls), and John C. Reilly (Chicago, Cyrus), as well as Oscar® winners Ellen Burstyn (Interstellar, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore), Kathy Bates (“American Horror Story,” Misery) and Geena Davis (“Commander in Chief,” Thelma and Louise).

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVELY ON BLU-RAY™
  • The Making of When Marnie Was There
  • Yohei Taneda Creates the Art of When Marnie Was There
  • Feature-Length Storyboards



BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD
  • Behind the Scenes with the Voice Talent
  • Trailers and TV Spots



FILMMAKERS

Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Ava Acres, Catherine O'Hara, Geena Davis, John C. Reilly, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Bates

Directed By: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Written By: Keiko Niwa, Masashi Ando, Hiromasa Yonebayashi

English Adaptation By: David Freedman

From the Book By: Joan G. Robinson

Produced By: Yoshiaki Nishimura

Executive Produced By: Koji Hoshino

English-language Version Produced By: Geoffrey Wexler

Production Designer: Yohei Taneda

Music By: Takatsugu Muramatsu

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:

Street Date: October 6, 2015

Copyright: 2015 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61171991

Layers: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Rating: PG for thematic elements and smoking

Languages/Subtitles: English SDS, French Subtitles

Sound: English and Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0, English and Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0, French DTS Digital Surround 5.1

Run Time: 1 hour, 43 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:

Street Date: October 6, 2015

Copyright: 2015 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61171992

Layers: Dual

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Rating: PG for thematic elements and smoking

Languages/Subtitles: English SDS, French Subtitles

Sound: English, Japanese and French Dolby Digital 5.0, English and Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0

Run Time: 1 hour, 43 minutes



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