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March 30, 2020

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT “TOKYO GODFATHERS” BLU-RAY™ AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Tokyo Godfathers

Satoshi Kon’s Heartfelt Masterpiece Restored and Remastered

Available Digitally May 19, 2020
Available on Blu-ray for the First Time June 2, 2020

Heartbreaking, hilarious and highly original, Tokyo Godfathers is a humanist masterpiece from the legendary director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue). Co-written by Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop) and featuring a whimsical score by Keiichi Suzuki, this beautiful tale of hope and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds makes its Blu-ray debut June 2, 2020 as a Blu-ray  and DVD combo pack from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Restored and remastered from a 4K transfer, the release also marks the first time the film is available with an English dub in addition to the original Japanese audio track. Tokyo Godfathers also includes a number of bonus features, including a new interview with English voice cast actress Shakina Nayfack (“Transparent,” “Difficult People”), featurettes about the creation of the film, Satoshi Kon’s short film Ohayo, available on disc for the first time outside of Japan, and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com . Those who order directly from Shout! Factory will also include a limited edition 18” x 24” lithograph of the cover art, while supplies last

In modern-day Tokyo, three homeless people’s lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, encounters with seemingly unrelated events and people force them to confront their own haunted pasts, as they learn to face their future, together.

Tokyo Godfathers Bonus Features

  • Interview with actress Shakina Nayfack
  • Making of Tokyo Godfathers featurette
  • The Process of Animation featurette
  • The Unexpected Tours featurette
  • Film Introduction by K.F. Watanabe, Deputy Director of Film for the Japan Society, New York City
  • Ohayo, a short film by Satoshi Kon
  • Art gallery
  • Trailers
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March 18, 2020

PROMARE AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD APRIL 21, 2020

GKIDS and Shout! Factory are moving PROMARE’s digital download-to-own release earlier to April 21, to give fans the ability to enjoy the film at home as soon as possible. The Blu-ray™ and DVD release date remains May 19.

The hyperkinetic, candy-colored visual masterpiece will be released on digital download and On Demand on April 21, 2020 and on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack and as a standalone DVD on May 19, 2020 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Bonus features include an interview with director Hiroyuki Imaishi, a round table with Studio TRIGGER, and Side: Galo and Side: Lio short films with new English dubs featuring the original dub cast.

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February 24, 2020

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT “PROMARE” ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, BLU-RAY AND DVD

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT
PROMARE
ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD MAY 5, 2020
ON BLU-RAY AND DVD MAY 19, 2020

The top-grossing original anime feature of 2019, PROMARE makes its way to home entertainment this spring following a phenomenally successful North American theatrical run.  The hyperkinetic, candy-colored visual masterpiece will be released on digital download and On Demand on May 5, 2020 and on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack and as a standalone DVD on May 19, 2020 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Bonus features include an interview with director Hiroyuki Imaishi, a round table with Studio TRIGGER, and SIDE: GALO and SIDE: LIO short films with new English dubs featuring the original dub cast.

Fans who pre-order the Blu-ray + DVD combo pack from ShoutFactory.com will receive an exclusive, limited-edition 18”x 24” lithograph, while supplies last. There will also be a SteelBook edition of the Blu-ray available exclusively at Best Buy, to be released on May 19.

The first feature-length film from the acclaimed studio TRIGGER, creators of KILL la KILL, Little Witch Academia and the upcoming B.N.A., and director Hiroyuki Imaishi (GURREN LAGANN), PROMARE is a blistering action-adventure that will set your soul on fire.

Thirty years has passed since the appearance of the Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves Mad Burnish appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team Burning Rescue, and Lio Fotia, the leader of Mad Burnish, begins.

Promare’s all-star English dub voice cast includes Billy Kametz (Neon Genesis Evangelion Series), Johnny Yong Bosch (Bleach, Akira, Might Morphin Power Rangers), Crispin Freeman (Mirai), and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld (Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!).

Bonus Features:

  • Interview with Director Hiroyuki Imaishi
  • Studio TRIGGER Round Table
  • SIDE: GALO and SIDE: LIO Short Films with English Dub
  • Trailers
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February 13, 2020

HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE & PONYO ARRIVE IN LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK™

ACCLAIMED ANIMATED FEATURES FROM STUDIO GHIBLI

HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE & PONYO

ARRIVE IN LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK

BLU-RAY+DVD MAY 12, 2020

FROM GKIDS, DISTRIBUTED BY SHOUT! FACTORY

Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will release Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo, from the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, on May 12 in limited edition SteelBook packaging with striking new art. The Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo SteelBooks will house Blu-ray & DVD combo packs, presenting the films alongside hours of bonus features and a booklet with stunning art and statements from the filmmakers.

With this release, 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.

Howl’s Moving Castle

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, and acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki, comes the Academy Award®-nominated fantasy adventure for the whole family.

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. Featuring the voices of Jean Simmons, Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer, Josh Hutcherson and Billy Crystal.

Bonus Features:

  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Interview with Diana Wynne Jones
  • Miyazaki’s Visit to Pixar
  • Explanation of CG
  • The Birth Story of the Film Soundtrack
  • Behind the Microphone
  • 8-page Booklet with Producer’s Statement and more

Ponyo

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, and Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes a heartwarming family adventure.

When Sosuke, a young boy who lives on a clifftop overlooking the sea, rescues a stranded goldfish named Ponyo, he discovers more than he bargained for. Ponyo is a curious, energetic young creature who yearns to be human, but even as she causes chaos around the house, her father, a powerful sorcerer, schemes to return Ponyo to the sea. Featuring the voices of Cate Blanchett, Noah Cyrus, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Frankie Jonas, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin, and Betty White.

Bonus Features:

  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • The Five Geniuses Who Created Ponyo
  • Press Conference: Theme Song Announcement
  • Behind the Microphone
  • Opening Event at Hibiya Scala-Za Theatre
  • Interview with Hayao Miyazaki
  • Interview with Toshio Suzuki
  • Theme Song Music Video
  • Hayao Miyazaki Press Conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan
  • Creating Ponyo
  • Ponyo & Fujimoto
  • The Nursery
  • Scoring Miyazaki
  • Producer’s Perspective: Telling the Story
  • The Locations of Ponyo
  • 8-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements and Lyrics
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December 9, 2019

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT WHITE SNAKE ON BLU-RAY™+DVD COMBO PACK, DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT

WHITE SNAKE

ON BLU-RAY™+DVD COMBO PACK, DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

FEBRUARY 4, 2020

The legend begins. White Snake will be released on Blu-ray + DVD combo pack, DVD, and digital download on February 4, 2020 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory.

From Light Chaser Animation, one of China’s premiere animation studios, comes this modern take on a classic legend. Featuring the English dub voice talent of Vincent Rodriguez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon Crystal), Matthew Moy (Steven Universe), and Faye Mata (League of Legends), White Snake features beautiful animation with lush scenes and stunning visuals.

One day a young woman named Blanca is saved by Xuan, a snake catcher from a nearby village. She has lost her memory, and together they go on a journey to discover her real identity, developing deeper feelings for one another along the way. But as they learn more about her past, they uncover a darker plot of supernatural forces vying for power, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Conceived as a prequel to one of the most ancient and enduring stories in Chinese history, White Snake presents a sumptuous tale of trickster demons, deadly mythical beasts, assassins, high-flying action, and the promise of eternal love.

Bonus Features:

  • Interview with Co-Director Ji Zhao
  • Music Video
  • Storyboard Clips
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Director Q&A at Animation Is Film Festival
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