The “Parks & Recreation” voice actress heads into the booth to bring a girl from a small seaside village to life in “From Up On Poppy Hill.”
Without any fantastic elements, without any melodramatic flourishes, the latest U.S. release from Studio Ghibli is simply one of their finest (my review)–and it doesn’t hurt that the English dub has a particularly great voice cast.
In the clip, the “From Up On Poppy Hill” English-language script writer Karey Kirkpatrick and adaptation director Gary Rydstrom delve into the process of bringing this excellent film to the West. The English version of the Studio Ghibli film also includes Anton Yelchin, Sarah Bolger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gillian Anderson, and Christina Hendricks.
Plaza could be seen most recently in “The To-Do List” and she’ll have a role in the upcoming season of “The Legend of Korra.”
“From Up On Poppy Hill” will be available on DVD and Blu-ray from GKids on September 23. Here’s what’s on the disc:
The Blu-ray+ DVD combo and DVD releases of FROM UP ON POPPY HILL both contain over three hours of bonus materials and include: original Japanese language and English language versions with subtitles and dubtitles; feature-length storyboards; celebrity cast recording featurette with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews; an interview with Goro Miyazaki; original Japanese trailer and TV spots; the music video for the theme song by Aoi Teshima; and a featurette about Yokohama, exploring the history of the sea-side setting where the film takes place. Bonuses exclusive to the Blu-ray edition include a staff speech and press conference by Hayao Miyazaki days after the Fukushima earthquake; and a 20-page booklet containing the original project proposal by Hayao Miyazaki and a letter from Goro Miyazaki.