Tag Archives: GKids

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Watch the Opening Scene from Mary and The Witch’s Flower!

From Academy Award®-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.

Watch the opening three minutes from Mary and The Witch’s Flower – then watch for Mary and The Witch’s Flower in theaters on January 19th.

Continue reading Watch the Opening Scene from Mary and The Witch’s Flower!

Animation Is Film Announces Full Slate Of Films!

Clockwise from top left: Fireworks, Should We See It From the Side or the Bottom;  Mutafukaz; Night Is Short, Walk on Girl; Son of Jaguar and Sonaria. 

The inaugural Animation Is Film festival has announced its full slate of films  from Asia, Europe, South America and North America, with both juried and audience prizes, with filmmakers attending for most screenings.

The festival will also feature studio events, special screenings, short film programs, and VR lounge.

Animation Is Film will take place at TCL Chinese 6 Theater from October 22-24.

Continue reading Animation Is Film Announces Full Slate Of Films!

Animation Is Film Festival Announces Initial Feature Competition Line-up and Jury!

Photo Credit: Animation is Film

Animation Is Film announced today the preliminary competition line-up and jury for its inaugural edition.  The Festival will present a selection of new animated feature films from Asia, Europe, South America and North America, with both juried and audience prizes. The full festival line-up will be announced and tickets will be on sale starting September 20 at animationisfilm.com.

The festival launches October 20-22 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood. The Festival will present a highly selective showcase of animated films from around the world, plus red carpet, filmmaker Q&As, special events, receptions, and both juried and audience awards.

Continue reading Animation Is Film Festival Announces Initial Feature Competition Line-up and Jury!

Dreaming Trailer: Napping Princess!

Napping Princess – Art courtesy of GKIDS.

Kokone Morikawa has a bad habit of napping during the day, but when her father disappears three days before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – and is accused of stealing technology from a powerful corporation.

Kokone enlists the aid of childhood friend Morio to  find him – and they realize that her dreams (of a world with incredible motorized contraptions) are the key to finding him – and the mystery of the stolen tech.

GKIDS is bringing Napping Princess – directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) – to North America in both dubbed and original Japanese voice tracks. It opens in Los Angeles and New York on September 8th – before platforming across the continent.

Continue reading Dreaming Trailer: Napping Princess!

GKIDS and Fathom Events Present Theatrical Re-Release of Castle In The Sky!

Castle in the Sky – Cel art courtesy of GKIDS and Studio Ghibli.

GKIDS is teaming with Fathom Events to bring the Hayao Miyazaki classic Castle in the Sky to theaters for two nights – August 27 and 28.

The August 27th screening will be dubbed – with the English voice cast including Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill, Mandy Patinkin, Jim Cummings and more.

The August 28th cast will feature the Japanese voice cast’s performance and will be subtitled in English.

Continue reading GKIDS and Fathom Events Present Theatrical Re-Release of Castle In The Sky!