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July 15, 2019

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT GENIUS PARTY & GENIUS PARTY BEYOND ON BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT

GENIUS PARTY & GENIUS PARTY BEYOND

ON BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD THIS OCTOBER

Studio 4°C’s animated anthology films Genius Party and Genius Party Beyond, which feature an eclectic collection of stories from 12 acclaimed directors, will be released together on Blu-ray on October 15, and separately via digital download on October 1 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Now available for the first time ever in North America, Genius Party consists of seven connected and visually experimental stories while Genius Party Beyond includes five, making it the perfect anthology piece for the devoted anime collector.

From groundbreaking animation outfit Studio 4°C (MFKZ, Mind Game) comes two extraordinary projects with a shared, simple vision: to take an all-star team of some of the best animators working in anime today, and give each free rein to tell a unique short story built around “the spirit of creativity.”

Full of boundless imagination, fantastic worlds, and unique visual styles, these two acclaimed films spotlight directors like Masaaki Yuasa (Lu Over the Wall, Mind Game, Devilman: Crybaby) and Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop), along with Hideki Futamura, a key animator on the cult-classic anime Perfect Blue. Other renowned contributors include Atsuko Fukushima, Shoji Kawamori, Shinji Kimura, Yoji Fukuyama, Mahiro Maeda, Koji Morimoto, Kazuto Nakazawa, Shinya Ohira, and Tatsuyuki Tanaka.

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May 13, 2019

GKIDS and Shout! Factory Present “Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter”

GKIDS and Shout! Factory Present

Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter

Acclaimed Series Makes Blu-ray™ Debut August 20, 2019

“Stunning! A masterful, magical exploration of life itself.” -Dave Trumbore, Collider

From the legendary Studio Ghibli and director Goro Miyazaki (From Up on Poppy Hill) comes Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter, an International Emmy Award®-winning epic adventure based on the beloved novel by acclaimed author Astrid Lindgren, creator of Pippi Longstocking.

The first television series produced by the renowned Studio Ghibli, Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter will be making its North American Blu-ray debut August 20th, 2019 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory.  The first international release to include the original Japanese language version of the series in addition to the English dub, this complete series four-disc set includes all 26 episodes, as well as a making of featurette and an interview with director Goro Miyazaki as bonus features. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

One stormy night, a girl is born inside a mountain fort, surrounded by her parents and a loving band of robbers. Now ten years old, Ronja has grown into a strong and active girl, who discovers the forest as both a beautiful and frightening place inhabited by unique creatures. She befriends the son of her father’s rival, which begins the drama of her friendship and family loyalties. As she struggles to balance this friendship with her family relationship, she comes to understand that differences can be overcome with the help of love and understanding.

 

Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter Bonus Features

  • Making Of Ronja featurette
  • Interview with director Goro Miyazaki
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April 29, 2019

OKKO’S INN ON BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD JULY 2, 2019

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT

OKKO’S INN

ON BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

JULY 2, 2019

 

Kitaro Kosaka’s stunning anime feature Okko’s Inn from the famed studio Madhouse will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on July 2, 2019 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory.  Nominated for the 2019 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year, the film comes to home video following its nationwide theatrical release earlier this April. Bonus features include interviews with the director and actor Seiran Kobayashi (Okko), and a Q&A from the Japanese Premiere.

After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional inn near an ancient spring said to have healing waters. Okko soon discovers there are spirits living there only she can see – welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment. Okko strives to be a gracious host, and this is soon put to the test by a string of challenging guests with different stories. But ultimately Okko discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself, in this beautiful tale from Kitaro Kosaka, who was a key animator on numerous classic films at the venerable Studio Ghibli.

Special Features:

  • Interview with the Director
  • Interview with Seiran Kobayashi (Okko)
  • Q&A with Director and Producers at Japanese Premiere
  • Trailers
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April 9, 2019

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES ON BLU-RAY™ + DVD

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT

THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES

ON BLU-RAY™ + DVD JULY 16, 2019

 

 

Who’s afraid of the big bad… fox? The hilarious and delightful animated film The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 16 by GKIDS and Shout! Factory.

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated Ernest & Celestine comes another hilarious heartwarming tale of animal misfits destined to become a classic.

The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. If you think life in the country is a walk in the park, think again! Directors Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert adapt Renner’s own acclaimed graphic novel into a delirious, delightful triptych of interlocking stories, with a pacing and visual spontaneity that harkens back to classic Looney Tunes shorts and slapstick two-reelers. But underneath the gags (and there are plenty of them), the three stories offer a sensitive and beautiful portrayal of family, and the anxieties of modern life.

Featuring a host of voices from the world of British comedy, including Bill Bailey, Adrian Edmondson, Justin Edwards, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie, Phill Jupitus, and Giles New, The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales is sure to delight.

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales has English and French tracks, and a run time of 81 minutes. Special features include an Interview with the Directors, The Making Of The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales, the Q&A at New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival, an English Dub Featurette, and trailers.

 

Special Features

  • Interview with the Directors
  • The Making Of The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
  • Q&A at New York International Children’s Film Festival
  • English Dub Featurette
  • Trailers
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March 18, 2019

STUDIO PONOC’S ANIMATED ANTHOLOGY MODEST HEROES ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY™ + DVD & DIGITAL

STUDIO PONOC’S ANIMATED ANTHOLOGY MODEST HEROES

ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY™ + DVD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD JUNE 18, 2019

FROM GKIDS & SHOUT! FACTORY

 

 

GKIDS and Shout! Factory will issue MODEST HEROES on Blu-ray + DVD and digital download on June 18, 2019. The release, which features both Japanese and English audio tracks and comes complete with bonus features, is available for pre-order now on shoutfactory.com

From Studio Ponoc (Mary and The Witch’s Flower), the acclaimed new studio founded by twice-Academy Award®-nominated producer Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There), comes a thrilling collection of stories exploring ideas of heroism in their own unique way.

MODEST HEROES is an ambitious collection of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talent working in Japanese animation today. Kanini & Kanino is directed by Academy Award®-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There, Mary and The Witch’s Flower); Life Ain’t Gonna Lose, featuring the voice of Maggie Q (Nikita, Designated Survivor), is helmed by Yoshiyuki Momose, who was a key animator on Isao Takahata’s films at Studio Ghibli; and Invisible director Akihiko Yamashita was a key animator on many of Hayao Miyazaki’s best-known films. Each is produced by Studio Ponoc‘s Yoshiaki Nishimura.

Special Features:

  • Modest Heroes of Studio Ponoc
  • Film Completion Press Conference
  • Interviews with Japanese Voice Cast
  • Art Galleries
  • Trailers and TV Spots
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