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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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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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May 12, 2017

GKIDS Acquires Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

GKIDS is excited to welcome Birdboy: The Forgotten Children to the GKIDS family! Directed by Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero, this Spanish film is unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

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