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Synopsis

In 2200, private detective Aline Ruby and her android partner Carlos Rivera are hired by a wealthy businessman to track down a notorious hacker.

On Mars, they descend deep into the underbelly of the planet’s capital city where they uncover a darker story of brain farms, corruption, and a missing girl who holds a secret about the robots that threatens to change the face of the universe.

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Disc Specifications

Run-time
89 min
Aspect Ratio
1.78:1
Release Date
June 18, 2024
Region
A/1
Rating
Not Rated
Production Date
2023
Audio
English, French
Subtitles
English, English SDH, Spanish
16:24

English Cast

  • Morla Gorrondona Aline Ruby
  • Kiff VandenHeuvel Chris Royjacker
  • Josh Keaton Carlos Rivera
  • Sarah Hollis Roberta Williams
  • Ben Diskin Simon Gordeaux
  • Fiona Jones Beryl & Mrs Viger
  • Jenapher Zheng Jun Chow
  • Billy Bob Thompson LEM
  • Neil Kaplan Vlasek
  • Greg Chun Jun's Father
  • Sean Burgos Gilbert
  • Stephanie Sheh Jeanine
  • Mara Junot Carole Rivera
  • Alex McKenna Dominique Viger
  • Billy Bob Thompson Philippe
  • Andrew Frankel Professor
  • Sean Burgos Brian Jobi

Additional Voices

  • Sahar Bibiyan
  • Sean Burgos
  • Greg Chun
  • Bindy Coda
  • Ben Diskin
  • Caitlyn Elizabeth
  • Andrew Frankel
  • Sarah Hollis
  • Fiona Jones
  • Mara Junot
  • Neil Kaplan
  • Alex McKenna
  • Kamran Nikhad
  • Stephanie Sheh
  • Michael Sinterniklaas
  • Billy Bob Thompson
  • Marc Thompson
  • Daniel Walton
  • Jenapher Zheng

Meet the Director

Image of Jérémie Périn
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Jérémie Périn was born in 1978 in the north of France. He studied animation at the renowned Gobelins school, graduating in 2000. Since 2001, he has worked for various animation studios, acquiring solid experience in storyboarding, layout, compositing, and design. He moved on to directing in 2004 with TV series pilots and short films.

In 2007, he collaborated with the studio JE SUIS BIEN CONTENT as a producer and director on various series such as CO2, Nini Patalo and Socks. He also works at Autochenille Production, working on the development of The Rabbi’s Cat and Sardine in Outer Space. In 2009, he directed the opening credits of the film Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life and the music video “Truckers Delight” for the band Flairs. In 2016, he wrote and directed the Lastman series. Mars Express is his debut feature film.

About GKIDS

GKIDS is the Academy Award-winning producer and distributor of artist-driven and award-winning animation from around the world. After an astounding 13 Best Animated Feature nominations, the company took home the Oscar in 2024 for Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s acclaimed feature, The Boy and the Heron. The company’s previous nominations include 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, Mirai in 2019, Wolfwalkers in 2021, and The Boy and the Heron in 2024.

For more than a decade, GKIDS’ influence on cinema has redefined the perception of animation as an artistic medium on par with live-action film through its stewardship of the Studio Ghibli catalog and by introducing American audiences to the critically-acclaimed films of other master filmmakers from around the world such as Mamoru Hosoda (Mirai, Belle), Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Wolfwalkers), Benjamin Renner (Ernest & Celestine), Makoto Shinkai (Weathering With You), Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner), Alberto Vázquez (Unicorn Wars) and Masaaki Yuasa (Inu-Oh, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl), among countless others.

Also, GKIDS is the founder and host of ANIMATION IS FILM, the annual LA-based film festival which embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form, and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of the medium to its fullest range of artistic expressions.

www.gkids.com