Studio Ponoc’s “Modest Heroes,” wasn’t something I was particularly intrigued by but I figured it might have an interesting segment. Each of the film’s three shorts focuses on different characters and has a distinct art style -the only thing that connects the stories is the theme of heroism and bravery.
This review was originally posted on Jan. 21, 2018. Mild spoilers ahead. Beware. For just one night, a mysterious power is yours. What will you do? Those are the arc words of Studio Ponoc’s first movie. Mary and the Witch’s Flower, Studio Ponoc’s debut film, was...perfectly nice. The animation, character designs, backgrounds, and food were… Continue reading Mary and the Witch’s Flower needed more time to truly bloom.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower premieres in U.S. theaters in English and Japanese tomorrow, January 18th. I was fortunate enough to get tickets to the Japanese language premiere in New York City at the AMC 25 in Times Square. It might have simply been because I bought the ticket way back in October, on the… Continue reading Surprise! A Mary and the Witch’s Flower Preview Post!