When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

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2 Discs

Yoshiaki Nishimura, Geoffrey Wexler

Hiromasa Yonebayashi

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From the legendary and Academy Award-winning animation house Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Arrietty, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya), comes the haunting and touching tale WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE. A beautiful story about ever-lasting friendship based on the beloved young adult novel of the same name by Joan G. Robinson. WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is another superb addition to Ghibli’s well-loved catalogue, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature.

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. Based on the young adult novel by Joan G. Robinson and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty), WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE has been described as “Ghibli Gothic,” with its moonlit seascapes, glowing orchestral score, and powerful dramatic portrayals that build to a stormy climax.

Special Features Blu-ray / Deluxe

  • Storyboards
  • Behind-the-Scenes with the English Voice Cast
  • Making of When Marnie Was There
  • Yohei Taneda Creates the Art of When Marnie Was There
  • Japanese Trailers and TV Spots
  • Studio Ghibli Collection Trailers


Special Features DVD

  • Storyboards