When Marnie Was There (Japanese: 思い出のマーニー Omoide no Mānī, lit. Marnie of [my] Memories) is a 2014 Japanese anime film written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, produced by Studio Ghibli and based on Joan G. Robinson's novel of the same name. The film was released on 19 July 2014, and follows Anna Sasaki, who while living with her relatives in the seaside town, finds the abandoned mansion and meets Marnie, as a girl who promises her to keep secrets from everyone. Throughout her life, Anna spends time with Marnie and to find the truth about her family and foster care.
It was the final film for Studio Ghibli, before they announced that its division took a short hiatus after The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, and the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki a year before the film was released. This is potentially the last feature film to be released by Studio Ghibli as a result of the hiatus. The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan on 18 March 2015. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 88th Academy Awards.