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Japan’s highly praised Studio Ghibli raised the animation bar when they introduced the world to a story that brought in studio-gold with an Academy Award – ‘Spirited Away‘. It was thought impossible, but the production commpany one-upped itself with one of the most beautifully animated pictures, ‘When Marnie Was There‘.


Now the story that made us look at emotionally charged friendships in a whole new light is coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 6, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The plot follows author Joan G. Robinson’s critically acclaimed children’s story of the same name.

When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, 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 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.

Besides a stellar storyline and production company, the tale is voiced by a star-studded cast including Hailee Steinfeld (‘Pitch Perfect 2‘), Kiernan Shipka (‘Mad Men‘), John C. Reilly (‘Chicago‘), Ellen Burstyn (‘Interstellar‘), Kathy Bates (‘American Horror Story‘) and Geena Davis (‘Thelma and Louise‘). It’s a charmed lineup, when coupled with the gorgeous animation, romantically perfect moonlit seascapes and bewitching orchestral arrangements make this an integral story for anyone looking for a film anchored in friendship.

The Making of When Marnie Was There
Yohei Taneda Creates the Art of When Marnie Was There
Feature-Length Storyboards

Behind the Scenes with the Voice Talent
Trailers and TV Spots

By Bryan Kluger

Former husky model, real-life Comic Book Guy, genre-bending screenwriter, nude filmmaker, hairy podcaster, pro-wrestling idiot-savant, who has a penchant for solving Rubik's Cubes and rolling candy cigarettes on unreleased bootlegs of Frank Zappa records.

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