Mary and the Witch's Flower ★★★

The Works | Studio Ghibli

Sweetly imaginative, Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s film from Mary Stewart’s novel The Little Flower offers the strong animation and whimsy of Studio Ghibli, sadly faltering under the weight of a cliched narrative. While not the knockout of many studios’ first efforts, there’s potential the Studio Ghibli name can live on in Yonebayashi’s Studio Ponoc.

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