Movie Review: ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’

In 2013, Studio Ghibli’s visionary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement. Rumors swirled that Studio Ghibli was ending things completely. It was looking pretty grim for one of the last holdouts of hand-drawn animation in a landscape dominated by Pixar and Dreamworks. With the end imminent, many of the studio’s talented animators jumped ship to form their own company in hopes of keeping that style of animation and story-telling alive.

Though Studio Ghibli has since co-produced the film The Red Turtle and Miyazaki has confirmed he won’t be retiring after all

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