Next month might be your last chance to see a brand new feature film from the legendary animation studio behind movies like Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbour Totoro, and Spirited Away. On May 22nd, When Marnie Was There will open in Los Angeles and New York before expanding elsewhere, and you can see the first US trailer above. It's the second feature helmed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who previously directed The Secret World of Arrietty. The English dub stars Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men).
"We’ve got to think about what we’ll do next."
When Marnie Was There came out in Japan last summer, and Studio Ghibli is yet to confirm whether it'll make another feature-length movie at all. "We’re changing the way we make (animation)," said long-time producer Toshio Suzuki soon after the film's Japanese release. "We wanted to make a dream company. We thought we would make what suited us and not make what didn’t suit us. We were able to realize (that dream) to some extent and we’re very happy about that. But now we’re at a point where we’ve got to think about what we’ll do next."
Studio Ghibli's most recent film to see release in the US was Isao Takahata's dazzling The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, which got an Academy nomination for Best Animated Feature.