This summer marked a poignant moment for fans of Japan’s revered animation house, Studio Ghibli — the studio released their final feature film (for now), “When Marnie Was There.” The good news is that the picture is as accomplished as the best work in their catalog, and the better news is that we have a fantastic prize for those who adore the movie.
Featuring the English language voice cast of Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Ava Acres, Catherine O’Hara, Geena Davis, John C. Reilly, Ellen Burstyn, and Kathy Bates, the story follows shy, artistic Anna, who travels to the seaside to stay with relatives, where she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and a friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend.
We have one grand prize featuring the “When Marnie Was There” Blu-ray combo pack, ‘Marnie’ watch, framed ‘Marnie’ poster, and a ‘Marnie’ moleskin. We also have a couple of combo packs as runner prizes.
To win, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, tweet: “I want to win When Marnie Was There from @ThePlaylist. #WinThePlaylistContest,” and include this link. Your final step: just email us your tweet, with your full name and address, and tell us why you’re the ultimate Studio Ghibli fan. Good luck!
Update: Contest closed, winners will be contacted via email.