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June 15, 2020

“CHILDREN OF THE SEA” AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL, BLU-RAY, AND DVD

Children of the Sea
Breathtaking Adventure Available on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD
September 1, 2020

“A surging tsunami-crash of creativity and beauty that leaves you gulping for breath.”
– Robbie Collins, The Telegraph

From Japan’s cutting-edge STUDIO4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, MFKZ, Mind Game) and director Ayumu Watanabe comes Children of the Sea, a stunningly beautiful adaptation of the prize-winning manga. Featuring a score from legendary composer and long-time Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro), this critically-acclaimed film will be available digitally, as a Blu-ray  and DVD combo pack, and on DVD September 1, 2020 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Children of the Sea is scheduled for a nationwide theatrical release in select cinemas via Fathom Events on August 11 and 12, in subtitled and English dubbed versions, with more details to be revealed soon.

All editions of the release will include a number of bonus features, including an interview with director Ayumu Watanabe and CGI director Kenichiro Akimoto, an interview with composer Joe Hisaishi, a behind the scenes featurette, animatic sequences, and more! The Blu-rayand DVD Combo pack will also include the exclusive “Turep – Looking for Children of the Sea”, a feature-length pseudo-documentary from the creators of Children of the Sea that explores the legends that inspired the film and engages with its larger themes. Framed as a search for a lost brother with an affinity for the sea, this journey takes a young woman through old videotapes, conversations with marine and anthropological experts, and eventually, a small island nation far from Japan.  Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad worked. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora, who were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. As the kids get caught up in the mystery behind the sudden worldwide disappearance of the ocean’s fish, they uncover cosmic connections that will change them forever.

Children of the Sea Blu-ray and DVD Combo Bonus Features
– Exclusive feature-length documentary “Turep – Looking for Children of the Sea
– Interview with director Ayumu Watanabe
– Interview with composer Joe Hisaishi
– Animatic Sequences
– Behind the Scenes featurette
– Theatrical Trailers

Children of the Sea Digital and DVD Bonus Features
– Interview with director Ayumu Watanabe
– Interview with composer Joe Hisaishi
– Animatic Sequences
– Behind the Scenes featurette
– Theatrical Trailers

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June 11, 2020

“THE WIND RISES” ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, BLU-RAY & DVD

ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINATED STUDIO GHIBLI FEATURE

THE WIND RISES

ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
ON BLU-RAY & DVD SEPTEMBER 22, 2020
FROM GKIDS, DISTRIBUTED BY SHOUT! FACTORY

From Academy Award®-Winning Director Hayao Miyazaki

“Visually gorgeous” – Richard Corliss, TIME

Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will issue The Wind Rises on digital download and On Demand on September 1, 2020 and on Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and as a standalone DVD on September 22, 2020. The Blu-ray release includes an exclusive booklet, feature-length storyboards, and a 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki documentary episode, which goes behind the scenes in the production of the film. The Wind Rises is available for pre-order now at shoutfactory.com.

Acclaimed filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) delivers a modern masterpiece with this Academy Award®-nominated exploration of creative passion in a hostile world.

Jiro Horikoshi is fascinated by aviation but unable to become a pilot due to a medical condition. He moves to Tokyo in 1923, surviving the Great Kanto Earthquake to become a highly accomplished airplane designer. As rumors of war escalate, Jiro reunites with Nahoko, a young woman he met during the earthquake years earlier. The two fall deeply in love, just as Nahoko falls ill with tuberculosis. Inspired by visions of Italian aeronaut Caproni, Jiro must confront mounting tragedies with dignity in this epic tale of love and perseverance.

An artistic tour de force in every sense, The Wind Rises also showcases the incredible voice talent of Joseph-Gordon Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin and William H. Macy.

Special Features:
– Exclusive Booklet
– *Feature-Length Storyboards
– *10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki Documentary Episode
– Behind the Microphone
– Film Completion Press Conference
– Original Theatrical Trailers
– TV Spots

*Indicates items exclusive to the Blu-ray release

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May 26, 2020

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT “WEATHERING WITH YOU”

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED HIT

WEATHERING WITH YOU

THE STUNNING NEW FILM BY DIRECTOR MAKOTO SHINKAI
MAKES ITS NORTH AMERICAN DVD/BLU-RAY™ DEBUT
ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
AVAILABLE TO OWN DIGITALLY ON AUGUST 4

The extraordinary new animated film Weathering With You will be available to purchase digitally on August 4 , 2020, and on September 15 will arrive on Blu-ray™ + DVD, and SteelBookTM format from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. In addition, a limited edition Collector’s Set will also be released in November.

GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and the creative team, including producer Genki Kawamura, behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name. Featuring music from the hit band RADWIMPS, and backed by an all-star voice cast including  Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit Trilogy), Alison Brie (“GLOW”, The Lego Movie franchise), and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A star Wars Story, Venom), Shinkai has once again brought incredible beauty and a powerful story to the screen.

The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…

Japan’s Official Submission for Best International Feature at the 92nd Academy Awards, and a Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection, this magical tale’s awe-inspiring beauty thrilled audiences when the film hit North American theaters in early 2020.

Available on Blu-ray™/DVD combo, DVD, SteelBookTM and on EST/VOD, Weathering With You is now available for pre-order.

Blu-ray™ and SteelBook™ Bonus Features:
– Talk Show: Makoto Shinkai and Yumiko Udo
– “Weather Front” Featurette
– Exploring Makoto Shinkai’s Filmography
– Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots

 DVD Bonus Features
– “Weather Front” Featurette
– Exploring Makoto Shinkai’s Filmography
– Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots

 Specific details on the Collector’s Edition will be announced shortly.

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May 14, 2020

KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE & NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND ARRIVE IN LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK™

ACCLAIMED ANIMATED FEATURES FROM STUDIO GHIBLI

KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE,
NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND

ARRIVE IN LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK™
BLU-RAY+DVD AUGUST 25, 2020
FROM GKIDS, DISTRIBUTED BY SHOUT! FACTORY

 

Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will release Kiki’s Delivery Service and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, from the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, on August 25, 2020 in limited edition SteelBook packaging with striking new art. Each SteelBook will house a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack, presenting the film alongside hours of bonus features and a booklet with stunning art and statements from the filmmakers.

With this release, two films from one of the world’s most coveted animation collections can come home to collectors in limited edition SteelBook packaging for the first time in North America.

Kiki’s Delivery Service and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind now join Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo in a series of SteelBook releases from the Studio Ghibli collection of films.

Kiki’s Delivery Service

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo, and Academy Awardâ-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes the beloved coming-of-age story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt.
It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and fly off into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her new journey with her sarcastic black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a seaside village, where her unique skills make her an instant sensation. Don’t miss this delightfully imaginative and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world, featuring the voices of Kirsten Dunst, Janeane Garofalo, Phil Hartman, and Debbie Reynolds.

Bonus Features:

  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • Ursula’s Painting
  • Creating Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Producer’s Perspective: Collaborating with Miyazaki
  • Behind the Microphone
  • The Locations of Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Kiki & Jiji
  • Flying with Kiki & Beyond
  • 8-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Written and directed by Academy Awardâ-winner Hayao Miyazaki, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is an epic masterpiece of sweeping scope and grandeur that remains one of the most breathtaking and exhilarating animated films of all time.
A thousand years after the Seven Days of Fire destroyed civilization, warring human factions survive in a world devastated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects. The peaceful Valley of the Wind is nestled on the edge of the Toxic Forest and led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, whose love of all living things leads her into terrible danger, as she fights to restore balance between humans and nature. Featuring the voices of Alison Lohman, Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, Edward James Olmos and Shia LaBeouf.

Bonus Features:

  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Original Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots
  • Audio Commentary with Hideaki Anno and Kazuyoshi Katayama
  • Interview with Toshio Suzuki and Hideaki Anno: “Nausicaä and Evangelion! The Whereabouts of the Giant Warrior?”
  • Behind the Microphone
  • Creating Nausicaä
  • 12-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements
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GKIDS LAUNCHES GKIDSatHome.com

GKIDS LAUNCHES
GKIDSatHome.com
FILM RECOMMENDATION SITE

Discover GKIDS’ Acclaimed Film Library At Home With A New Curated Guide

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has launched the GKIDS @ HOME film recommendation site, located at www.GKIDSatHome.com. Organized by user-minded themes based on mood, subject matter, visual elements, age range, etc., audiences can explore GKIDS’ complete catalogue of award-winning animated features, including eleven Academy Award® nominees and the iconic Studio Ghibli library, and be directed to available viewing options on streaming services, digital download, On Demand, Blu-RayTM and DVD. New themes and sorting options appear with each visit to the site to encourage spontaneous exploration, or a complete list of sorting options can be viewed at the bottom of the website.

“As nationwide regulations continue to encourage us to stay home, animation can take us to worlds beyond our wildest imagination,” said GKIDS President David Jesteadt. “Since entertainment options remain both more limited and more overwhelming than ever before, we created this site as a resource for those wanting to explore our catalogue of animated features in a more human way. By highlighting genres and themes audiences may consider when they try to find a movie to watch, we hope this site will help audiences find their new favorite animated film.”

Soon to be added features include staff and guest recommendations, expanded category options, and additional features that will provide audiences with a variety of curatorial options to find the perfect film to view at home, and share with others.

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