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Review: 'From Up on Poppy Hill' a sweet triumph for Miyazaki duo
Review: 'From Up on Poppy Hill' a sweet triumph for Miyazaki duo

"From Up on Poppy Hill" is frankly stunning, as beautiful a hand-drawn animated feature as you are likely to see. It's a time-machine dream of a not-so-distant past, a sweet and honestly sentimental story that also represents a collaboration between the greatest of Japanese animators and his up-and-coming son. "Poppy Hill" is directed by Goro Miyazaki, whose father, the Oscar-winning Hayao Miyazaki ("Spirited Away," "My Neighbor Totoro"), wrote the screenplay based on a graphic novel. The fantastical element present in the senior Miyazaki's films is not a factor here, but the father's ability to transport us to other worlds is very...

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