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March 7, 2019

Tickets On Sale Now for Howl’s Moving Castle 15th Anniversary Screenings

Tickets On Sale Now for Howl’s Moving Castle 15th Anniversary Screenings

First Title in GKIDS and Fathom Events’ Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 Series

Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award®– Nominated Adventure Features the Voices of Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer and Jean Simmons

GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events are proud to continue their collaboration and deliver celebrated animated films to U.S. movie theaters throughout the year with STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019.

Featuring nine of Studio Ghibli’s masterpieces, the series kicks off with the 15th anniversary of acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award®– nominated fantasy adventure Howl’s Moving Castle.

Tickets for STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019 can be purchased at GhibliFest.com or at participating box offiecs.

 

HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE SCREENING DATES:

Sunday, April 7 at 12:55 p.m. local time. Dubbed in English.

Monday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Subtitled in English.

Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. local time Dubbed in English.

 

 

STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019 SCHEDULE:

  • Howl’s Moving Castle: 15th Anniversary – Sunday, April 7; Monday, April 8; and Wednesday, April 10.
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: 35th Anniversary – Monday, May 20; Tuesday, May 21.
  • Whisper of the Heart – Monday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 2.
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service: 30th Anniversary – Sunday, July 28; Monday, July 29; and Wednesday, July 31.
  • My Neighbor Totoro – Sunday, August 25; Monday, August 26; and Wednesday, August 28.
  • The Secret World of Arrietty” – Sunday, September 29 and Monday, September 30
  • Spirited Away – Sunday, October 27; Monday, October 28; and Wednesday, October 30.
  • Princess Mononoke – Sunday, November 17; Monday, November 18; and Wednesday, November 20.
  • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya – Monday, December 16 and Wednesday, December 18.
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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
  • More from GKIDS
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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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February 8, 2019

MIRAI TO RETURN TO THEATERS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 18

MIRAI TO RETURN TO THEATERS IN SELECT NATIONWIDE MARKETS

BEGINNING FEBRUARY 18TH

 

VISIT MIRAIMOVIE.COM FOR THEATER LISTINGS

Please check back there as this list will be continually updated

 

Mirai, US Poster

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January 22, 2019

GKIDS EARNS HISTORIC 11th ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATION WITH MAMORU HOSODA’S “MIRAI”

GKIDS EARNS HISTORIC 11th ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATION FOR

“BEST ANIMATED FEATURE” WITH MAMORU HOSODA’S “MIRAI”

 

Mirai, US Poster

 

Critically-Acclaimed Film is Also Nominee of 2 Annie Awards

Including “Best Animated Feature – Independent”

 

LOS ANGELES (January 22, 2019) – GKIDS’ MIRAI, directed and written by Mamoru Hosoda, was nominated this morning for an Academy Award for “Best Animated Feature” by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It marks a historic 11th Oscar® nod for the studio since earning its first in 2010, the most nominations for an independent company in this category. The critically-acclaimed MIRAI world premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival in Directors’ Fortnight, a rare honor for a Japanese animated film. MIRAI marks the first Japanese animated feature outside of the famed Studio Ghibli to receive an Oscar® nomination. The director Mamoru Hosoda’s previous four features have all been awarded the Japan Academy Prize for “Animation of the Year,” of which MIRAI is currently a nominee. To date, it has garnered two Annie Award® nominations including “Best Animated Feature – Independent,” and previously earned Critics Choice and Golden Globe® Award nominations. MIRAI is currently playing in select theaters nationwide.

Over the past nine years, GKIDS has scored an astounding 11 Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, The Breadwinner in 2018, and now MIRAI in 2019.

“I have just received word that Mirai has been nominated for the 91st Academy Awards. I am really surprised and also deeply honored. This film is about the everyday life and growth of a young child, depicted in a matter-of-fact way. The fact that it has been chosen with the other films about heroes is very meaningful and significant to me. I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for selecting this film.” said writer/director Hosoda.

“I am so happy for Mamoru Hosoda, Yuichiro Saito, the entire team at Studio Chizu, and everyone at GKIDS for taking us to the Oscars six years in a row. Go see Mirai!” said Eric Beckman, GKIDS Founder and CEO.

About “MIRAI”

From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes Mirai, 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. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… 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 teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future?

An official selection at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, and the epic capstone of director Mamoru Hosoda’s career, Mirai is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.

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