Mary and The Witch's Flower, the English-language version of the debut film from Studio Ponoc, the ambitious new Japanese animation studio founded by two-time Academy Award®-nominated producer Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess KaguyaWhen Marnie Was There), whose reunion with fellow Academy Award®-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There) on this gorgeous, action-packed fantasy film points towards an exciting future.

Mary is a plain, young girl, stuck in a rural British village with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. But a chance encounter with a pair of mysterious cats leads Mary into the nearby forest, where she finds an old broom stuck in the overgrowth of a  nearby tree, and the strange blue glow of the fly-by-night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years. As the broom comes to life and lifts Mary high into the skies, she discovers a mysterious school for witches above the clouds. But the charming headmistress Madam Mumblechook and bumbling Doctor Dee are not all that they appear, in a twisting tale that reveals even the most ordinary-seeming children are capable of the most extraordinary adventures.

Based on the 1971 children's novel "The Little Broomstick", Mary and The Witch's Flower is an all-ages action adventure that harkens back to some of the most beloved animated films of all time, full of ingenious characters, jaw-dropping, imaginative worlds and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to figure her place in the world.

Mary and the Witch's Flower is in select theaters January 19. There is a special Fathom Events Screening January 18th, get your tickets here.