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GKIDS TO RELEASE FULL STUDIO GHIBLI FILM LIBRARY ON DIGITAL TRANSACTIONAL PLATFORMS!

Beginning on December 17th, GKIDS will make the full library Studio Ghibli titles – including classics like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke – available on digital download-to-own in the United States and Canada.

All titles will be available in both English and Japanese languages.

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GKIDS and Fathom Events Return with Studio Ghibli Fest 2019!

GKIDS and Fathom Events are partnering for Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 -the third annual celebration of animated film from one of the world’s finest animation studios.

Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 will feature nine films from the studio’s library – ranging from stunning masterworks like Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind to more intimate titles like Kiki’s Delivery Service and The Secret World of Arrietty.

The full schedule of films follows.

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GKIDS and Fathom Events Bring ‘Okko’s Inn’ to U.S. Cinemas in April!

Okko’s Inn follows Okko, who goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring said to have healing waters, after losing her parents in a car accident. While she goes about her chores and prepares to become the inn’s next caretaker, Okko discovers there are spirits who live there that only she can see – not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment.

GKIDS and Fathom Events are brining Okko’s Inn to the U.S. for two screenings on April 22nd (English Dubbed) and 23rd (Subtitled). The trailer follows.

In addition to the feature, attendees will view an introduction from director Kitaro Kosaka.

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Tasty Clips from Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre Vol. 1!

Studio Ponoc, the animation studio founded by two-time Oscar®-nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There) and featuring many artists from the venerable Studio Ghibli, returns this year with Modest Heroes, an anthology of three tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today.

Modest Heroes will play in select theaters on January 10th & 12th. Check out clips from the three tales below.

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English Voice Cast Announced for Mamoru Hosada’s Mirai!

When four-year old Kun, jealous of his baby sister, Mirai (Japanese for ‘future’) runs off in a huff, he encounters strange visitors from the past and future – including a fourteen-year old Mirai.

GKIDS has announced that the English voice cast of Mirai will include John Cho, Rebecca Hall and Daniel Dae Kim.

GKIDS has additionally partnered with Fathom Events to bring Mirai to U.S. theaters nationwide for special event screenings later this year on November 29, December 5 and December 8.

Check out the Japanese trailer below.

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GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOLUME 1!

GKIDS has acquired the North American rights to Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1 – an animated trilogy of stories from Studio Ponoc directors Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose and Akihiko Yamashita.

Theatrical release for the film – which follows Studio Ponoc’s When Marnie Was There – is January, 2019.

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Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 Brings Spirited Away To U.S. for Three Nights!

Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award®-winning film Spirited Away is returning  to America for three nights – October 28-30.

Presented by GKIDS and Fathom Events – and part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 – the October 28th and 30th showing will be English dubbed; the October 29th showing will be subtitled.

The original Japanese trailer, the event trailer and links for more information follow.

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GKIDS Acquires North America Rights to Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki!

Hayao Miyazaki is the renowned director of classic anime features like Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro and co-founder of Studio Ghibli.

After The Wind Rises, he decided to retire, but there was still another horizon for him to cross.

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki is a documentary film that follows the master storyteller as he experiments with CGI for the first time. Check out the trailer below.

Distributed in North America by GKIDS, Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki will premiere this winter.

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GKIDS and Fathom Events Bring Totoro Back To Big Screens for 30th Anniversary!

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of My Neighbor Totoro from the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo, and Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki.

Hayao Miyazaki’s classic anime My Neighbor Totoro will screen in select U.S. cinemas on September 30th (English Dub), October 1st (English subtitles) and October 3rd (English Dub).

The event trailer, showtimes and ticket information follow.

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GKIDS Announces English Voice Cast for M*F*K*Z, Sets Premiere Date!

GKIDS has announced the English Voice cast for M*F*K*Z (Definitely not for kids!) from the studio that gave us Tekkonkinkreet.

The story of a kid who discovers he is only half human stars Michael Chiklis, Giancarlo Espositio, Jorge Gutierrez, Dascha Polanco, RZA, Vince Staples and Danny Trejo.

Check out the trailer below. GKIDS and Fathom Events present screenings on October 11th and 16th.

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That Was a Friendly Punch Trailer: The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl!

In The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, a group of teens go out for a night on the town and a sophomore known only as “The Girl with Black Hair” experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife…

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl – from acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby, Lu Over the Wall, Mind Game) – will premiere in select theaters on August 22nd, thanks to a partnership between GKids and Fathom Events.

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