Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
From Up on Poppy Hill is a rare realistic film from renowned Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli, and we’ve got the first English-subtitled trailer. (We featured a Japanese-only look at the film last year, around when the movie opened in Japan.)
Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away) conceived and scripted the film, which was directed by his son, Goro Miyazaki. This looks like a fresh start for Goro, whose debut Tales From Earthsea was often criticized at the time of its release. And it doesn’t hurt that this film resembles another realistic Studio Ghibli project, Whisper of the Heart. Check out the trailer below.
For many years, Studio Ghibli films have been released in North America by Disney. This will be the first film released under the studio’s new pact with GKids; unfortunately, we don’t have a release date at this point.