It was back in July 2018 that the folks at GKIDS worked to bring Mary and the Witch’s Flower to the streaming service. The film, which opened in July 2017, is streaming on the service since then but it’s now coming to a close – unless we see a last-minute renewal. The film is now set to expire on July 16th, 2021, three years to the day that it began distribution. If you’ve got in your queue, now is the time to finish it off!
The film has Ruby Barnhill of The BFG playing the title character with Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent, Ewen Bremner, and Louis Ashbourne Serkis among the rest of the cast.
The film is directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi who also wrote the screenplay with Riko Sakaguchi at Studio Ponoc.
Altitude Film Entertainment has acquired the UK rights to bring out Mary and the Witch’s Flower while GKIDS will be handling the North American release for the work. Madman Entertainment is working the Australian release.
The Japanese cast includes Hana Sugisaki as Mary, Yuuki Amami as Madam Manbulduke, Fumiyo Kohinata as Doctor Day, Hikari Mitsushima as Akage no Majo, Jirou Satou as Furanaga, Eri Watanabe as Bankusu, Shinobu, Ootake as Charlotte, and Ryunosuke Kamiki as Peter.