Mary and the Witch's Flower

Mary and the Witch's Flower

[Meari to Majo No Hana]

DVD - 2017
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A strange flower grants a young girl magical powers, which leads to the adventure of a lifetime.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,, 2017
Description: 1 videodisc (103 minutes) : sound, colour ; 12 cm
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: jDVD Mary


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Aug 09, 2018

Nice try, but it seems to borrow elements from the best Studio Ghibli films, mixed it with Harry Potter, and somehow ended up losing the heart at the core of both. The children are annoying, not charming, with cliched behaviors. Story started out well, but became predictable quite quickly. Go with Totoro or Kiki's Delivery Service instead.

KickyMcGee Jun 05, 2018

Regular girl gets to go to witch school? It bugged me at first, feeling like something I’d seen before, but there’s a turn I did not expect and was delighted with where it eventually went. So worth seeing again!

JCLIanH May 30, 2018

The first offering from Studio Ghibli offshoot Studio Ponoc doesn't quite hit the mark, but messy storytelling can't totally overcome the Ghibli-esque charms in this one. And yet, the whole time I kept thinking, "I'd rather be watching Kiki's Delivery Service." Unlike Kiki's Delivery Service, Mary and the Witch's Flower is definitely not for all ages. It starts off sweet and fun and then abruptly ventures into Howl's Moving Castle territory (read: nightmare fuel for little kids). Definitely keep that in mind before showing it to your 5 year old.

SterlingSilverOpal May 24, 2018

Mary and the Witch's Flower didn't live up to my expectations, unlike most of the other Studio Ghibli movies which often meet or exceed them. It's by a team that used to be Studio Ghibli, so, of course, the movie is absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately, that's really all it is. If you're looking for a movie that pays obvious homage to its predecessors, this is a movie for you. But it feels like a mish-mash of Kiki's Delivery Service, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke, without any of the depth they have.

May 16, 2018

Gorgeously animated and incredibly imaginative, this is suitable for children of all ages as well as teens and adults who are fans of fantasy and Studio Ghibli films (the writer-director. producer, and many of the animators previously worked for Ghibli).

May 10, 2018

This is a great movie. It reminded me of Kiki's delivery service. I really enjoyed the cats Tib & Gib. This plot reminds me of Harry Potter a bit. In the credits it says it's based off of a children's story about a broom. Nonetheless, this is a great movie to watch for all ages.

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