Studio Ghibli's official Twitter Account has released a handful of new images from their upcoming film WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE. The film is scheduled for release on July 19th in Japan, making it a bit strange that we still have yet to see a trailer for the film despite its imminent release. Although, Studio Ghibli's Twitter account promises that there is "more to come very soon."
WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is based on a beloved Children's Novel by Joan G. Robinson and tells the story of Anna, a lonely young girl who meets and befriends an enigmatic young girl named Marnie. The novel has been adapted under the helm of Yonebayashi Hiroma -- best known for THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY.
Synopsis Courtesy of Wikipedia
Anna hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn't all she seems...
An atmospheric ghost story with truths to tell about friendship, families and loneliness. Anna lives with foster parents, a misfit with no friends, always on the outside of things. Then she is sent to Norfolk to stay with old Mr and Mrs Pegg, where she runs wild on the sand dunes and around the water. There is a house, the Marsh House, which she feels she recognizes - and she soon meets a strange little girl called Marnie, who becomes Anna's first ever friend. Then one day, Marnie vanishes.
A new family, the Lindsays, move into the Marsh House. Having learnt so much from Marnie about friendship, Anna makes firm friends with the Lindsays - and learns some strange truths about Marnie, who was not all she seemed..
There are no plans as of this date for International Distribution, but we'll keep you covered. For now, feast upon the new stills and let us know your thoughts below.