Press Release Archives - Page 2 of 5 - GKIDS Films
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
Read More
May 8, 2019

GKIDS ACQUIRES “ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE”

GKIDS ACQUIRES

“ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE”

NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS FROM INDIE SALES

 

NEW YORK (May 8, 2019) – GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it has acquired North American distribution rights for the adult-targeted animated feature ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE. GKIDS will release the film theatrically in 2019. Based on famed author and journalist Ryszard Kapuściński’s book of the same name, and directed by Raúl De La Fuente and Damian Nenow, ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE was an official selection of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and has received numerous accolades, including the San Sebastien IFF Audience Award, the Goya Award for Best Animated Film and the European Film Award for Best Animated Film. The film’s rights are being sold worldwide by Indie Sales, and the all-rights deal for North America was negotiated by GKIDS’ CEO and Founder Eric Beckman and Nicolas Eschbach for Indie Sales.

“We are incredibly proud to release ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE,” said GKIDS’ President David Jesteadt. “The film brings Kapuściński’s writing to visceral life, in a thrilling story of a journalist’s obligations during war that will stay with audiences long after they leave the theater.”

 

SYNOPSIS

An official Cannes selection and winner of festival prizes and awards worldwide, ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE is a daringly ambitious dive into the chaos of war, based on the book by the journalist Ryszard “Ricardo” Kapuściński, one of the world’s most compelling chroniclers of conflict. Intercutting a graphically bold animation style with interviews and archival footage, the visually striking film conveys a rare immediacy as it tells of the outbreak of civil war following Angola’s independence from Portugal in 1975. Against all advice, Kapuściński is intent on driving south into the heart of the bloody conflict to find the isolated rebel leader Farrusco (a legendary figure like Kurtz in Heart of Darkness). His animated trip through corpse-strewn roads conveys an undeniable urgency, while the documentary testimony reminds us that we are watching actual history.

Read More
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
Read More
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
Read More
March 29, 2019

GKIDS AND BEIJING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENT “ANIMATION IS FILM BEIJING”

GKIDS AND BEIJING INT’L FILM FESTIVAL PRESENT

“ANIMATION IS FILM BEIJING”

APRIL 13-20, 2019

Special Animation Section at BJIFF 2019 is Largest Slate of International Animated Feature Films to be Shown in China

 

GKIDS and Beijing Film Panorama have partnered to present ANIMATION IS FILM BEIJING, a special animation section within the upcoming Beijing Int’l Film Festival (BJIFF), which runs April 13-20, 2019.  The ANIMATION IS FILM BEIJING lineup will be the largest slate of non-Chinese feature film animation ever to be presented in China and will highlight the work the of critically-acclaimed, groundbreaking animation artists from around the world. The program is modelled on GKIDS’ LA based festival ANIMATION IS FILM, and features most of the films appearing in the AIF 2018 lineup. In its ninth year, BJIFF is among the largest film festivals in the world and a cultural phenomenon in Beijing, with 230,000 tickets sold for the most recent edition.

ANIMATION IS FILM BEIJING presents 15 feature films from Asia, Europe, North America, and South America, with all new titles making their Asian or Chinese premieres at the festival.  Festival highlights include Oscar®-nominated and Golden Globe®-nominated Mirai, European Film Award®-winner Another Day of Life, the hit anime Dragon Ball Super: Broly, and ANIMATION IS FILM jury prize winner Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles. The slate also showcases the complete feature film retrospective of Oscar®-nominated Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda as well as a 20th anniversary presentation of The Iron Giant, the influential first feature from legendary two-time Oscar®-winning director Brad Bird.

ANIMATION IS FILM BEIJING runs April 13-20 as an official section within BJIFF. For more information, visit AnimationIsFilm.com/Beijing-2019 and www.bjiff.com/enHome/

 

ANIMATION IS FILM BEIJING

2019 LINEUP

ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE

(Poland/Spain/Germany/Belgium/Hungary, Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow, 2018)

CHINESE PREMIERE

BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF TURTLES

(Spain, Salvador Simo, 2018)

CHINESE PREMIERE

DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY

(Japan, Tatsuya Nagamine, 2018)

CHINESE PREMIERE

THE IRON GIANT

(U.S., Brad Bird, 1999)

20TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION – CHINESE THEATRICAL PREMIERE

MODEST HEROES

(Japan, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose, Akihiko Yamashita, 2018)

CHINESE PREMIERE

PENGUIN HIGHWAY

(Japan, Hiroyasu Ishida, 2018)

CHINESE PREMIERE

RUBEN BRANDT: COLLECTOR

(Hungary, Milorad Krstić, 2018)

CHINESE PREMIERE

THIS MAGNIFICENT CAKE

(Belgium/France/Netherlands, Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels, 2018)

CHINESE PREMIERE

Appearing with This Magnificent Cake:

SOLAR WALK (Germany, Réka Bucsi, 2017)

ODD IS AN EGG (Portugal, Kristin Ulseth, 2016)

TITO AND THE BIRDS

(Brazil, Gustavo Steinberg, André Catoto, Gabriel Bitar, 2018)

CHINESE PREMIERE

 

MAMORU HOSODA RETROSPECTIVE:

THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME (Japan, 2006)

SUMMER WARS (Japan, 2009)

WOLF CHILDREN (Japan, 2012)

THE BOY AND THE BEAST (Japan, 2015)

MIRAI (Japan, 2018)

Read More

More from GKIDS

GKIDS Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2019

GKIDS Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2019

Yes, it's finally here - GKIDS and Fathom Events proudly…
MFKZ

MFKZ

Genre-mashup MFKZ is the collaboration of French comic artist Guillaume…
Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue

PERFECT BLUE, the groundbreaking and rarely screened first film from…
The Night is Short, Walk On Girl

The Night is Short, Walk On Girl

From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game,…
Funan

Funan

Cambodia, April 1975. Chou is a young woman whose everyday…
This Magnificent Cake!

This Magnificent Cake!

An official selection at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Toronto International Film…

Enter Your E-mail to Stay Up to Date with GKIDS!