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February 20, 2019

MIRAI AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL APRIL 9, 2019

MIRAI AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL APRIL 9, 2019

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GKIDS

 

A young boy embarks on an enchanting journey and learns the importance of family in the 2019 Academy Award® nominated film, MIRAI, arriving on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, Digital via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE, and On Demand on April 9, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in partnership with GKIDS. Hailed by critics as “a work of heart-swelling beauty” (Wendy Ide, Screen Daily), MIRAI is backed by an all-star voice cast including John Cho, (Star Trek, Searching), Rebecca Hall (The Town, Christine), and Daniel Dae Kim (“LOST,” “Hawaii Five-0”).

From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children) comes a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai—meaning “future”)—the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. Kun becomes increasingly jealous of her, until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai as a teenager! Together, Kun and Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story, in this magical and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.

“An intimately warm hug of a movie that has the power to move us to tears” (Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap), MIRAI holds the distinction of being the first animated feature from Japan to be nominated at the Golden Globes for Best Animated Feature and is the 2019 Annie Award winner for Best Animated Feature-Independent. MIRAI on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital takes viewers behind-the-scenes of this acclaimed film with captivating bonus content including an interview with director Mamoru Hosoda and a visit to Studio Chizu. The Blu-ray and Digital editions take fans on an even deeper journey, illuminating the inspirations and makings of MIRAI with two additional hours of never-before-seen bonus features!

 

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY & DIGITAL:

  • Japanese Cast Interviews – The cast of the original language version of Mirai is interviewed by host Hiroyuki Amano.
  • Mirai at Cannes Film Festival – Mamoru Hosoda and Moka Kamishiraishi (voice of Kun) attend the Cannes Film Festival for the world premiere of Mirai.
  • The New World of Mamoru Hosoda – A behind-the-scenes at Studio Chizu with Mamoru Hosoda as he builds a new world for Mirai.
  • Mirai in Japan – The director and the cast of Mirai greet audiences across Japan following the release of the film.
  • Mamoru Hosoda Visits Toyoma Prefecture – Gen Hoshino (voice of Father) gets a special tour of Studio Chizu guided by director Mamoru Hosoda.
  • “My Future” by Hosoda and the Japanese Voice Cast – A message from the director and cast of Mirai to their future selves.

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY, DVD, & DIGITAL:

  • Interview with Director Mamoru Hosoda – An in-depth interview with director Mamoru Hosoda, discussing the challenges that went into the making of
  • Visiting Studio Chizu – Gen Hoshino (voice of Father) gets a special tour of Studio Chizu guided by director Mamoru Hosoda.
  • Trailers & TV Spots
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February 14, 2019

PRINCESS MONONOKE ARRIVES IN COLLECTOR’S EDITION SET

ACCLAIMED STUDIO GHIBLI ANIMATED FEATURE PRINCESS MONONOKE

ARRIVES IN COLLECTOR’S EDITION SET IN LIMITED QUANTITIES ONLY MAY 14, 2019

FROM GKIDS, DISTRIBUTED BY SHOUT! FACTORY

 

 

From Academy Award®-Winning* Director Hayao Miyazaki

 

Los Angeles, CA – Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will issue Princess Mononoke in a beautiful collector’s edition release on May 14, 2019. The limited-edition set comes housed in an elegant hard slipcase and includes a new 40-page book with stunning art and essays. Featured in a deluxe disc portfolio will be a Blu-ray™ of the film paired with hours of special features, and the film’s soundtrack made available on CD for the first time in North America.

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, this epic fantasy film is one of the best-selling and internationally renowned films of all time. Princess Mononoke is here presented with a release perfect for collectors and animation fans who have adored the film since its initial release.

The set’s 40-page book features new essays by film critic Glenn Kenny (The New York Times, RogerEbert.com) alongside amazing imagery and statements from director Hayao Miyazaki and producer Toshio Suzuki, and Miyazaki’s poems about the characters.

The first animated film to win the Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year, Princess Mononoke is Miyazaki’s epic masterpiece that has dazzled audiences worldwide with its breathtaking imagination, exhilarating battles, and deep humanity.

Inflicted with a deadly curse, the young warrior Ashitaka heads west in search of a cure. There, he stumbles into a bitter conflict between Lady Eboshi and the proud people of Iron Town, and the enigmatic Princess Mononoke, a young girl raised by wolves, who will stop at nothing to prevent the humans from destroying her home, and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there. Featuring the voices of Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Billy Bob Thornton.

Special Features:

  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Princess Mononoke in USA
  • Behind the Microphone

 

*2002: Best Animated Feature, Spirited Away

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November 7, 2018

LU OVER THE WALL ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD COMBO PACK, DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FEBRUARY 5, 2019

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT LU OVER THE WALL

ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD COMBO PACK, DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FEBRUARY 5, 2019

 

 

Los Angeles, CA – The fun new musical feature Lu Over the Wall from anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, The Night is Short, Walk On Girl) will be released on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack, DVD and digital download on February 5, 2019 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. An official selection of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Cristal, the highest prize of the 2017 Annecy International Animation Festival, Lu Over the Wall makes its home video debut following a limited theatrical release this year. This release is presented in both the original Japanese language and English dub versions. Bonus features include audio commentary and an interview with Director Masaaki Yuasa, trailers and TV spots.

 

From the visionary mind of Yuasa comes a joyous twist on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame.

 

After his family moves from Tokyo to a small fishing village, teenager Kai spends his days sulking and adrift. When his classmates invite him to play keyboard in their band, their jam sessions bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance. But when an ancient prophecy threatens Lu and the village, Kai and his new friends must save the day in this toe-tapping adventure for the entire family.

Bonus Features:

  • Interview with Director Masaaki Yuasa
  • Audio Commentary with Director Masaaki Yuasa
  • Trailers
  • TV Spots
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October 9, 2018

THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD COMBO PACK JANUARY 29, 2019

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL

ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD COMBO PACK JANUARY 29, 2019

 

 

Los Angeles, CA – The inventive new feature The Night is Short, Walk on Girl from anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Lu Over the Wall) will be released on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack on January 29, 2019 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Winner of the 2018 Japan Academy Prize for Best Animated Feature, the film comes to home video following its nationwide theatrical release in August. Bonus features include interview with Yuasa, trailers and TV spots.

From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa comes a free-wheeling comedy about one epic night in Kyoto.

As a group of teens go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as “The Girl with Black Hair” experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife… all the while unaware of the romantic longings of Senpai, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart. Featuring boundless imagination and visual wit, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl is a celebration of the unconventional, confusing routes that life and love can take, from one of the most exciting voices in anime today.

Bonus Features:

  • Interview with Director Masaaki Yuasa
  • Trailers
  • TV Spots
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