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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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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

GKIDS Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2019

Yes, it’s finally here – GKIDS and Fathom Events proudly announce the return of STUDIO GHIBLI FEST! Catch nine of your favorite Studio Ghibli films nationwide over the course of nine months starting in April! Each will be in theaters for two to three days only. Tickets will be on sale soon!

Howl’s Moving Castle (15th Anniversary): 4/7, 4/8, 4/10

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (35th Anniversary): 5/20, 5/22

Whisper of the Heart: 7/1 and 7/2

Kiki’s Delivery Service (30th Anniversary): 7/28, 7/29, 7/31

My Neighbor Totoro: 8/25, 8/26, 8/28

The Secret World of Arrietty: 9/29, 9/30

Spirited Away: 10/27, 10/28, 10/30

Princess Mononoke: 11/17, 11/18, 11/20

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya: 12/16/ 12/18

 

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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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