The Critically Acclaimed Ode to Filmmaking Available on Digital Platforms on June 28, 2022 and on Blu-ray July 12, 2022
A rollicking, exuberant ode to the power of the movies, the critically acclaimed animated feature Pompo The Cinephile will make its home entertainment debut on digital platforms June 28, 2022 and as a Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack on July 12, 2022 from GKIDS, with distribution from Shout! Factory. An entertaining yet heartfelt story about the joys and heartbreak of the creative process, Pompo The Cinephile comes with numerous bonus features including audio commentary by the director and crew, feature-length storyboards, a character design gallery and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting GKIDS.com
Based on the popular manga series by Shogo Sugitani, Pompo the Cinephile made its North American premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival (where it was nominated for the Satoshi Kon Award) and screened at Sitges Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, and Animation Is Film before being nominated for Best Independent Feature at the 49th Annual Annie Awards.
Pompo is a talented and gutsy producer in “Nyallywood,” the movie-making capital of the world. Although she’s known for B-movies, one day Pompo tells her movie-loving but apprehensive assistant Gene that he will direct her next script: a delicate drama about an aging and tormented creative genius, starring the legendary and Brando-esque actor Martin Braddock, and a young actress seeking her first break. But when the production heads towards chaos, can Gene rise to Pompo’s challenge, and succeed as a first-time director?
Pompo The Cinephile Bonus Features
- Audio Commentary by the Director and Crew
- Feature-length storyboards
- Character design gallery
- Trailers and spots