Saturday Morning Cartoons: Mary and the Witch's Flower

Japan | 2018 | 102 min. | Hiromasa Yonebayashi

February 18, 2023

Saturday Morning Cartoons

From Hiromasa Yonebayashi comes a dazzling adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night. Recommended for all ages.

Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College – a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.

  • Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Country: Japan
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 102 min.
  • Producer: Yoshiaki Nishimura
  • Screenplay: Riko Sakaguchi, Mary Stewart, Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Music: Takatsugu Muramatsu
  • Filmography: When Marnie Was There (2014), The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • US Distributor: GKids
  • International Sales: GKids