VIDEO: Studio Ghibli’s “When Marnie Was There” Gets an English Dub Trailer


GKIDS is getting ready to bring Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There—directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty) and based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson—to New York and Los Angeles. The film opens in those locations on May 22, with an expansion to all major markets to follow in the weeks after, and now we have a new English-dubbed trailer.

The dub cast was announced last month. Here’s the full list:

Anna Sasaki – Hailee Steinfeld

Marnie – Kiernan Shipka

Setsu Oiwa – Grey Griffin

Kiyomasa Oiwa – John C. Reilly

Hisako – Vanessa Williams

Yoriko – Geena Davis

Sayaka – Ava Acres

Nobuko – Raini Rodriguez

Mrs. Kadoya – Kathy Bates

Nan – Ellen Burstyn

Older Woman – Catherine O’Hara


Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she’s outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face.” Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend…


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