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Emily Osment, HUNGER GAMES Isabelle Fuhrman & a Naked Bro Pick POPPYs for Miyazaki

Written by Tara the Mom    Friday, 05 October 2012 04:21   

UP ON POPPY HILL, FROM UP ON POPPY HILLUP ON POPPY HILL, FROM UP ON POPPY HILLUp on Poppy Hill, the latest animated film written by Hayao Miyazaki (Howl's Moving Castle, The Secret World of Arrietty) and directed by his son Goro Miyazakiwas the No. 1 movie in Japan in 2011. Now, GKids is bringing it to America with an English speaking voice cast. 

Leading the kids voices is Isabelle Fuhrman (Clove in The Hunger Games), Emily Osment ("Hannah Montana"), Alex Wolff ("The Naked Brothers Band"), Charles Saxton (Bandslam) and Sarah Bolger (The Spiderwick Chronicles). The adult voice cast includes Aubrey Plaza ("Parks and Recreation"), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday and the Activia commercials), Ron Howard (the director, also the narrator in "Arrested Development"), Chris Noth ("The Good Wife"), Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men"), Beau Bridges ("Franklin and Bash"), Bruce Dern ("Big Love") and comic ventriloquist Jeff Dunham (Dinner for Schmucks). Gillian Anderson is also in the voice cast - she is most known for the '90s TV series "The X-Files" but also voiced Moro in Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke.

Up on Poppy Hill, which was previously titled From Up on Poppy Hill, is about high school students trying to save their school clubhouse, a historic building, from being demolished to make room for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Source: Variety


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