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Mary and the Witch’s Flower’s Dub Hits Netflix (USA)


Mary and the Witch's Flower Key VisualIt looks like everybody can embark on this magical journey today.

Earlier today, Netflix’s United States service started streaming Mary and the Witch’s Flower. The film is available in English-dubbed format.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower opened on July 8, 2017. The film took #2 in the domestic charts in its début weekend, with 324,000 tickets sold and 428 million yen in revenues ($3,788,985.38 USD). To date, the film has taken in 3 billion yen ($26,558,308.77 USD) in total revenues

Mary and the Witch's Flower - Key VisualIn February 2017, news broke that Altitude Film Sales acquired the global rights to the feature. Altitude will distribute the movie in the United Kingdom, while Madman releases it in Australia and New Zealand. GKIDS picked up the North American rights to the film.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower is based on Mary Stewart’s book The Little Broomstick. The feature was helmed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There) at Studio Ponoc. Yonebayashi co-wrote the script with Riko Sakaguchi (The Tale of Princess Kaguya), while Takatsugu Muramatsu (When Marnie Was There) scored the soundtrack. Studio Ponoc founder Yoshiaki Nishimura is listed as the film’s producer.

This is the first feature film by Studio Ponoc. The company, which includes several former Studio Ghibli members, previously produced animated commercials for West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in 2015.

Sources: Twitter (WTK)

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