From Up on Poppy Hill is now playing in theaters across France. To help promote the release, several clips from the movie are now available on Youtube. Terrific! I am greatly interested in Goro Miyazaki's sophmore feature film; while not a blockbuster success in Japan, it earned over $50 million during its run and was the top-earning domestic movie of 2011. The earthquake and Fukushima disaster, obviously, was a major factor.
Disney will be releasing Poppy Hill in the United States. When? Well, that's always the catch, isn't it? I wonder if they're still sore about that "samurai sword in the mailbox" incident?
Enjoy these clips, kids! If you're a fan of Isao Takahata's masterful films, or Mimi wo Sumaseba/Whisper of the Heart, this is right up your alley. Arrietty who?