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December 11, 2018
GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to “Okko’s Inn” From Director Kitaro Kosaka
THEATRICAL RELEASE SET FOR APRIL 2019
NEW YORK (December 17, 2018) – GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the animated feature OKKO’S INN, the new feature film from Studio Ghibli veteran animator Kitaro Kosaka. The film world premiered at the 2018 Annecy International Film Festival, and additionally played at Animation is Film this past October. GKIDS will release the film theatrically next year in both its original Japanese language and a new English dubbed version.
GKIDS Announces English-Language Voice Cast for the Critically-Acclaimed “Mirai”
NEW YORK, NY (October 25, 2018) – GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced the English voice cast for MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. The film will feature the voices of John Cho (Star Trek, Searching), Rebecca Hall (The Town, Christine), and Daniel Dae Kim (“LOST”, “Hawaii Five-0”, “The Good Doctor”, 3AD Media). Mamoru Hosoda, the celebrated director behind The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children,Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Japanese animated film that world premiered at Cannes Film Festival, and additionally played at BFI London Film Festival and the Animation is Film Festival in Los Angeles. GKIDS will theatrically release the film in New York and Los Angeles on November 30, 2018. GKIDS has additionally partnered with Fathom Events to bring MIRAI to U.S. theaters nationwide for special event screenings later this year on November 29, December 5 and December 8. (more…)
Following the success of the “Spirited Away” and “Princess Mononoke” cinema events, GKIDS and Fathom Events are proud to announce a partnership to bring the biggest series of anime titles to U.S. cinema audiences throughout 2017, beginning in June. (more…)