Mary and the Witch’s Flower Portland

2017 Japanese film

Mary and the Witch’southward Blossom
Mary and the Witch's Flower (Japan).png

Theatrical release poster

Japanese メアリと魔女の花
Hepburn Meari to Majo no Hana
Directed past Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Screenplay by
  • Riko Sakaguchi
  • Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Based on The Fiddling Broomstick

by Mary Stewart[one]
Produced by Yoshiaki Nishimura
Starring
  • Hana Sugisaki
  • Yūki Amami
  • Fumiyo Kohinata
Cinematography Toru Fukushi
Music past Takatsugu Muramatsu

Product
company

  • Studio Ponoc
Distributed by Toho

Release appointment

  • eight July 2017 (2017-07-08)

Running fourth dimension

103 minutes[2]
Country Japan
Linguistic communication Japanese
Box office $42.ii million[three]


Mary and the Witch’due south Flower


(Japanese:
メアリと魔女の花, Hepburn:

Meari to Majo no Hana
)

is a 2017 Japanese animated fantasy picture directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, produced by Studio Ponoc founder Yoshiaki Nishimura, animated by Studio Ponoc, and distributed past Toho in Japan. Based on the 1971 volume
The Little Broomstick
by Mary Stewart, this is Studio Ponoc’s kickoff feature pic.[4]

The film tells a story of a girl named Mary Smith who finds “fly-by-dark”, a mysterious flower that can give her the ability to get a witch for only one night.[v]
[6]
The film was released in Nihon on 8 July 2017. In the English-language version of the moving picture, which was meantime released with a subtitled version in the United States on nineteen January 2018, the picture show features the voices of Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet, and Jim Broadbent.

Plot

[edit]

Mary Smith moves into the northern English country estate of her Keen Aunt Charlotte. The bored, friendless girl tries to make herself useful through chores, but repeatedly messes up. A local boy named Peter teases her for her clumsiness and wild cerise hair. Tib and Gib, Peter’south cats, lead Mary to some mysterious glowing flowers. The gardener identifies the flowers as “fly-past-nighttime”; fable has it that witches covet the flower for its magical power. The next day, Gib disappears. Tib leads Mary to a broomstick simply she accidentally bursts a fly-by-night bulb on it. The bulb releases magical power, making the broomstick come to life and enabling Mary to ride information technology similar a witch. The Little Broomstick whisks Mary abroad to a circuitous of buildings in the clouds, known every bit Endor College for witches.

Caput mistress Madam Mumblechook assumes Mary is a new pupil with Tib as her familiar, and takes her on a bout of the college. She introduces Mary to Doctor Dee, the higher’s renowned chemistry teacher. Mary finds herself able to perform advanced spells such every bit invisibility. Madam and Doctor Dee become convinced that Mary is a prodigy considering of her performance as well as her red pilus, which is a distinguishing feature among the best witches.

Mary admits that her magical ability comes from fly-by-night, and that Tib belongs to Peter. Madam’s mental attitude changes and then but she lets Mary render habitation once Mary turns over Peter’southward address. That night, Madam sends a message to Mary, informing that she’s kidnapped Peter, and demands that Mary bring the wing-by-night bulbs to her. She and Tib quickly fly back to Endor with the bulbs, just Madam and Medico Dee imprison her in their transformation lab. Mary finds Peter locked in with her, and discovers that Dr. Dee has been experimenting on animals, including Gib, transforming them into fantastic creatures. From the spell book she took from Madam’s role, Mary uses a spell to undo the transformations and unlock the lab. They try to escape on the Petty Broomstick, only Peter is recaptured.

The Picayune Broomstick takes Mary to an isolated cottage on a tiny isle that seems to be alive. Inside the cottage, Mary finds notes on spells and a mirror that Great-Aunt Charlotte uses to contact her. Through visions, Charlotte reveals that the cottage was her quondam home, and she used to exist a ruddy-haired pupil who excelled at Endor. One twenty-four hour period Charlotte institute fly-by-nighttime on the campus, leading Madam and Doctor Dee to obsessively pursue a project to use the blossom to transform all humans into witches. When their experiments failed, Charlotte escaped Endor, taking the flower with her. Charlotte begs Mary to utilize her concluding bulbs to return home, but Mary vows to rescue Peter.

Mary returns to Endor and finds Madam and Doctor Dee trying to transform Peter into a warlock. The experiment fails once again, leaving Peter trapped within a gelatinous monster. Mary gets the spell book to Peter, and he uses it to disengage the failed experiment and all of Madam and Dr. Dee’southward research. Mary and Peter wing dwelling house, with her throwing away her concluding seedling and saying she does non need magic.

Characters

[edit]

  • Mary Smith, an 11 year old who is the chief character of this story. She is innocent and often curious. She has red hair tied in twin bunches to the side, blue eyes, and freckles. She moves to the blood-red house where her Great-Aunt Charlotte lives, merely she does zip well and spends her days in frustration and feet. I day, she finds a fly-by-nighttime flower in the forest which eventually leads her to Endor College.
    Voiced by: Hana Sugisaki[vii]
    (Japanese); Ruby Barnhill (English)

    [8]
  • Peter, a 12 year former boy who delivers newspapers in the hamlet. Kidnapped by Madam Mumblechook, he escapes from Endor College with Mary.
    Voiced by: Ryunosuke Kamiki[9]
    (Japanese); Louis Ashbourne Serkis (English)

    [8]
  • Madam Mumblechook, main of Endor College, she wants Mary’due south wing-by-night to use in magic transformation experiments.
    Voiced by: Yūki Amami[10]
    (Japanese); Kate Winslet (English)

    [8]
  • Doctor Dee, a faculty fellow member and mad scientist at Endor. He is studying transformation experiments and searches for the fly-past-night with Mumblechook.
    Voiced past: Fumiyo Kohinata[10]
    (Japanese); Jim Broadbent (English language)

    [8]
  • Charlotte, the bully aunt of Mary and a mistress of the house. She helps Mary when she’due south in danger.
    Voiced by: Shinobu Otake (old), Kenichi Endō (immature)[ten]
    (Japanese); Lynda Baron (old), Teresa Gallagher (immature) (English)

    [eight]
  • Miss Banks, housekeeper of the red house.
    Voiced by: Eri Watanabe[10]
    (Japanese); Morwenna Banks (English language)

    [8]
  • Zebeedee, the manor gardener, tells Mary the secrets of the wing-by-night.
    Voiced past: Kenichi Endō (Japanese); Rasmus Hardiker (English)
    [8]
  • Redhead witch: Charlotte’s younger self, a witch who stole the fly-by-nighttime seeds. Similar Mary, she was a crimson-haired girl, an before Endor school pupil. She discovered the fly-past-night that Madame and Doctor Dee used to performed dangerous experiments. After a runaway experiment in which a classmate from Endor College became a subject, she took all the seeds and ran away, losing the seeds and her broom. She so led an ordinary life.
    Voiced by: Hikari Mitsushima (Japanese); Teresa Gallagher (English)
    [8]

Production

[edit]

On 15 Dec 2016, Yonebayashi and Nishimura held a printing briefing. Here Yonebayashi, who had previously worked with Ghibli on
When Marnie Was There
and
Arrietty, said “This is the first movie since leaving Studio Ghibli. At Studio Ponoc, we are working diligently with Yoshiaki Nishimura, a producer, and excellent staff.”[11]

When Nishimura was asked about the establishment of the new studio he said, “When the Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki notified me most the dissolution of the Ghibli Production Section, I was stimulated past the oversea creators when I went to the Academy Awards venue with
The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Call up that you received it.” Afterwards announcing information technology was based on The Lilliputian Broomstick, Nisimura said “Marnie of Memories
is a work that proved that Yonebayashi, who excels at dynamic painting, sealed his specialty and can describe fiddling emotions. But every bit a producer, I desire to see dynamic animation, and then I decided to do a fantasy with a cheerful daughter moving effectually.” When asked if he consulted with Takahata or Miyazaki, he said he did non show Miyazaki any storyboards but he did talk to him. They both said the same affair, “exist prepared”.[eleven]
Yonebayashi announced the voice actors on xiii April 2017.[12]

Music

[edit]

Composer Muramatsu Takatsugu, who also scored Yonebayashi’south last movie
When Marnie Was There, is in charge of the soundtrack for
Mary and the Witch’southward Flower. Joshua Messick, i of the earth’due south leading performers of the hammered dulcimer, participated in the score recording.[13]
[14]

The theme vocal is “Pelting”, performed by Sekai no Owari.

Release

[edit]

Mary and the Witch’s Flower
was released theatrically in Japan on July 8, 2017 by distributor Toho, ambulation on 458 screens across Nippon.[fifteen]
Distance Picture Sales announced at the Berlin International Film Festival that it had acquired the worldwide rights to the pic, and would release it inside the UK.[16]
Madman Entertainment announced that it had secured the rights to the picture within Australia and New Zealand,[17]
and would premiere it theatrically at Madman Anime Festival in Melbourne on 5 November 2017,[18]
with a wider release on 18 Jan 2018. GKIDS afterwards appear that it would distribute the pic within Northward America, with a one-week Oscar qualifying run on 1 Dec 2017,[19]
a express opening on 18 Jan 2018, and a wider release on January 19, 2018.[twenty]
[21]
Distance (the U.k. distributor) confirmed in early March 2018 that the film volition have a special holding at selected Vue Cinemas on 10 April 2018 before its official UK-wide release on 4 May 2018.

The English dub of
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
(starring Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent) was directed by Giles New and produced by Geoffrey Wexler. The English dub was recorded in July and August 2017 in London, and had its premiere in Los Angeles on 23 October 2017 at the GKIDS “Animation is Film” festival.

On 31 August 2018, the first broadcast was performed on NTV’south “Friday Road Bear witness!”.[22]

Home video

[edit]

The pic was released on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital HD and 4K Ultra Hard disk by Walt Disney Nippon on March xx, 2018.[23]
The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray in Northward America by GKIDS’ chief home media distributor Universal Pictures Home Amusement on May 1, 2018. Madman Entertainment released the movie on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia and New Zealand on 4 July 2018. Altitude Pic Distribution released the film on DVD, Blu-ray and a Blu-ray Steelbook in the Great britain on x September 2018.

Reception

[edit]

Box office

[edit]

According to Box Office Mojo,
Mary and the Witch’south Flower
ultimately grossed $two.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $38.eight million in other territories (including $27.6 meg in Nihon, $three.8 million in South korea, $three.2 million in China and $2.6 million in France), for a worldwide total of $42.2 million. JPBox-Role reports the film’s box office revenue of $41.8 million,[24]
while a 2017 list from Move Pic Producers Clan of Nihon shows the box-part revenue every bit ¥32.9 billion (approx. $302,000,000).[25]

In Japan, the picture opened at 2d place, grossing ¥428 million ($iii.nine 1000000) during its opening weekend; this was an increment compared to Yonebayashi’s previous pic,
When Marnie Was There
(2014), which had grossed ¥378.86 one thousand thousand in its offset weekend.[15]

In the The states, the picture held a special Thursday dark preview on xviii January 2018 where it grossed $1.2 one thousand thousand from 573 theaters. It and so stayed at 161 theaters over the weekend and grossed $329,097, bringing its four-mean solar day gross to $1.5 one thousand thousand.[26]

Critical response

[edit]

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 89% of 90 critics have given the film a positive review, with an average rating of vi.9/10. The website’due south critical consensus reads, “Mary and the Witch’s Blossom
honors its creator’s Studio Ghibli roots with a gentle, beautifully animated story whose simplicity is rounded out by its entrancing visuals.”[27]
On Metacritic, the motion picture has a weighted boilerplate score of 75 out of 100 based on 23 critics, indicating that the motion picture received “mostly favorable reviews”.[28]

Sheila O’Malley of
RogerEbert.com
gave the film a rating of three stars out of four and stated that “the full lack of inner conflict in Mary might be why
Mary and the Witch’s Flower—as transportive and entertaining every bit it is—feels a little slight”.[29]
Moira Macdonald of
The Seattle Times
noted that although the film “isn’t quite a masterpiece” and “the screenplay needs a polish”, she concluded that the film is “a joy to wait at: a visual chance, and a continuation of a remarkable legacy”.[30]

References

[edit]


  1. ^


    “『メアリと魔女の花』公式サイト”. Archived from the original on ane March 2017. Retrieved
    4 Feb
    2017
    .



  2. ^


    “Mary and the Witch’s Bloom”.
    British Lath of Picture Classification
    . Retrieved
    6 April
    2018
    .



  3. ^


    “Mary and the Witch’south Flower”.
    Box Office Mojo
    . Retrieved
    21 October
    2020
    .



  4. ^


    “長編 – 作品カテゴリー – STUDIO PONOC(スタジオポノック)”.
    Studio Ponoc
    (in Japanese). 15 December 2016. Archived from the original on 5 February 2017. Retrieved
    four February
    2017
    .



  5. ^


    “Onetime Ghibli managing director unveils new animated motion-picture show, Mary and the Witch’due south Flower”.
    Polygon. xvi December 2016. Archived from the original on 5 February 2017. Retrieved
    four February
    2017
    .



  6. ^


    “Mary and the Witch’s Flower Teaser Trailer (Official)”.
    YouTube. 14 December 2016. Archived from the original on 4 February 2017. Retrieved
    4 Feb
    2017
    .



  7. ^


    “Mary and the Witch’s Flower Anime Motion-picture show Casts Hana Sugisaki every bit Mary, Unveils Trailer”. Anime News Network. 23 Feb 2017. Retrieved
    27 February
    2021
    .


  8. ^


    a




    b




    c




    d




    e




    f




    g




    h




    “Mary and the Witch’s Flower English Cast Appear”.
    Madman Entertainment
    . Retrieved
    xv Oct
    2017
    .



  9. ^


    “Mary and the Witch’southward Flower Anime Picture show Casts Ryunosuke Kamiki”. Anime News Network. 22 May 2017. Retrieved
    28 May
    2021
    .


  10. ^


    a




    b




    c




    d




    “Mary and the Witch’s Flower Anime Picture show Reveals 2nd Trailer, Boosted Cast”. Anime News Network. 12 April 2017. Retrieved
    28 May
    2021
    .


  11. ^


    a




    b




    “ジブリ出身・米林宏昌の新作「メアリと魔女の花」、宮崎駿の反応は「覚悟を持て」” (in Japanese). 15 December 2016.


  12. ^


    “米林宏昌新作アニメ『メアリと魔女の花』声優陣に天海祐希、満島ひかりら” (in Japanese). 13 Apr 2017.


  13. ^


    “Mary and the Witch’s Bloom Original Soundtrack”.
    yesasia.com.



  14. ^


    “Hammered Dulcimer on ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Soundtrack”.
    Joshua Messick.


  15. ^


    a




    b




    “Mary & the Witch’s Flower Anime Movie Earns 428 Meg Yen to Open at #2”. Anime News Network. x July 2017.


  16. ^


    “Altitude Picture show Sales Acquires Worldwide Rights to Mary and the Witch’s Flower Anime Film”. Anime News Network. ii Feb 2017. Retrieved
    22 Baronial
    2017
    .



  17. ^


    Ip, Sly (3 February 2017). “Madman Entertainment to release ‘Mary and the Witch’south Flower’“. Madman Entertainment. Retrieved
    22 Baronial
    2017
    .



  18. ^


    Browne, Tessa (22 August 2017). “Mary and the Witch’s Flower to take Australian premiere at Madman Anime Festival Melbourne!”. Madman Entertainment. Retrieved
    22 Baronial
    2017
    .



  19. ^


    ‘Mary and the Witch’s Bloom’ Opens at Music Hall”.
    rafu.com. December 2017.



  20. ^


    “GKIDS Licenses Mary and the Witch’s Flower Film”. Anime News Network. 1 August 2017. Retrieved
    22 August
    2017
    .



  21. ^


    Ramos, Dino-Ray (eighteen October 2017). “‘Mary And The Witch’s Flower’ Sets Special One-Nighttime Event For Nationwide Premiere”.
    Deadline Hollywood
    . Retrieved
    19 October
    2017
    .



  22. ^


    “金曜ロードSHOW!:「メアリと魔女の花」をテレビ初放送 魔法の国で…” (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 31 August 2018.


  23. ^


    “『メアリと魔女の花』ブルーレイ/DVD、2018/3/20(火)発売!コレクターズ・エディション:4K Ultra HD+ブルーレイ(数量限定)同時発売!three/7(水)先行デジタル配信開始!” [‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Blu-ray/DVD on sale 20 March 2018! Collectors edition: 4K Ultra Hd+Blu-ray (limited edition) on sale at same time! Releasing beginning on digital on vii March (Midweek)!] (in Japanese). Walt Disney Japan. v Jan 2018. Retrieved
    5 Jan
    2018
    .



  24. ^


    “Meari to majo no hana (Mary’s and the Witch’s Flower(2017)”.
    JPBox Office
    . Retrieved
    21 May
    2018
    .



  25. ^


    “2017年(平成29年) 興行収入10億円以上番組” [2017 programs with box office revenues of 1 billion yen or more]
    (PDF). Motion Flick Producers Clan of Nippon. Retrieved
    23 Feb
    2021
    .



  26. ^


    Brooks, Brian (21 Jan 2018). “‘Darkest Hr’ Tops $41M, ‘The Shape of H2o’ Crosses $30M, ‘Call Me By Your Proper noun’ Expands – Specialty Box Office”.
    Deadline Hollywood
    . Retrieved
    22 Jan
    2018
    .



  27. ^


    “Mary and the Witch’s Blossom (2017)”.
    Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved
    23 February
    2021
    .



  28. ^


    “Mary and the Witch’due south Flower Reviews”.
    Metacritic
    . Retrieved
    22 January
    2018
    .



  29. ^


    O’Malley, Sheila (nineteen January 2018). “Mary and the Witch’s Flower”.
    rogerebert.com
    . Retrieved
    xix Jan
    2018
    .



  30. ^


    Macdonald, Moira (eighteen Jan 2018). ““Mary and the Witch’due south Bloom” tells gentle tale of girl at schoolhouse for witches”.
    The Seattle Times
    . Retrieved
    nineteen Jan
    2018
    .


External links

[edit]


  • Official website

    (in Japanese)

  • Official website

    (in English)
  • Mary and the Witch’s Bloom
    at IMDb
  • Mary and the Witch’due south Bloom
    at Box Office Mojo
  • Mary and the Witch’s Bloom
    at Anime News Network’south encyclopedia




Sumber: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_and_the_Witch%27s_Flower

Related:   Flower Arrangement Ideas for Church Altars