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May 26, 2020

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT “WEATHERING WITH YOU”

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED HIT

WEATHERING WITH YOU

THE STUNNING NEW FILM BY DIRECTOR MAKOTO SHINKAI
MAKES ITS NORTH AMERICAN DVD/BLU-RAY™ DEBUT
ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
AVAILABLE TO OWN DIGITALLY ON AUGUST 4

The extraordinary new animated film Weathering With You will be available to purchase digitally on August 4 , 2020, and on September 15 will arrive on Blu-ray™ + DVD, and SteelBookTM format from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. In addition, a limited edition Collector’s Set will also be released in November.

GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and the creative team, including producer Genki Kawamura, behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name. Featuring music from the hit band RADWIMPS, and backed by an all-star voice cast including  Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit Trilogy), Alison Brie (“GLOW”, The Lego Movie franchise), and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A star Wars Story, Venom), Shinkai has once again brought incredible beauty and a powerful story to the screen.

The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…

Japan’s Official Submission for Best International Feature at the 92nd Academy Awards, and a Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection, this magical tale’s awe-inspiring beauty thrilled audiences when the film hit North American theaters in early 2020.

Available on Blu-ray™/DVD combo, DVD, SteelBookTM and on EST/VOD, Weathering With You is now available for pre-order.

Blu-ray™ and SteelBook™ Bonus Features:
– Talk Show: Makoto Shinkai and Yumiko Udo
– “Weather Front” Featurette
– Exploring Makoto Shinkai’s Filmography
– Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots

 DVD Bonus Features
– “Weather Front” Featurette
– Exploring Makoto Shinkai’s Filmography
– Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots

 Specific details on the Collector’s Edition will be announced shortly.

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May 21, 2020

GKIDS TO VIRTUALLY THEATRICALLY RELEASE “MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE”

GKIDS TO VIRTUALLY THEATRICALLY RELEASE
“MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE”
On June 12, 2020

“Gorgeous” – Peter Debruge, Variety

“Mesmerizing… whimsical and poignant” – Carlos Aguilar, LA Times

“Touching” – Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

GKIDS has announced the North American virtual theatrical release of Marona’s Fantastic Tale, from director Anca Damian. Starting June 12, 2020, the film, which played in competition at the Annecy International Film Festival, and won the Animation is Film Special Jury Prize last year, will be made available at MaronaMovie.com through virtual cinema partner links. In addition to the film, exclusive to the virtual release includes additional interview content with director Anca Damian.

Initial virtual cinema partners include the Laemmle Theaters in Los Angeles and The Museum of the Moving Image in New York City, with additional partner theaters and organizations to be added. A percentage of the net proceeds of every ‘ticket’ sold will go to listed partner theaters and related organizations. Through these virtual cinema affiliate links, audiences can enjoy this exciting new release from the comfort of their homes, while supporting their local art house cinema and other local partners.

The complete listing of affiliate theater and organization links and how to purchase a virtual ‘ticket’ will be available at MaronaMovie.com

“While GKIDS and our exhibition partners’ original intention was for audiences to enjoy Marona’s Fantastic Tale as an in-theater experience, we are elated to bring this beautiful, touching film to home viewers through virtual cinema,” said Chance Huskey, GKIDS’ Director of Distribution. “During this time when many of us are socially isolated, we are hopeful that this film will serve as a reminder to cherish even the smallest moments with our friends and companions.”

We are elated to bring this beautiful, touching film to home viewers in partnership with our friends in exhibition,” said Chance Huskey, GKIDS’ Director of Distribution. “During this time when many of us are socially isolated, we are hopeful that Marona’s Fantastic Tale will serve as a reminder to cherish even the smallest moments with our friends and companions.”

SYNOPSIS
The poetic and touching film from director Anca Damian follows an optimistic stray dog named Marona as she looks back on the human companions she has loved throughout her life. Delivered alongside dazzlingly colorful, sweeping designs produced in part by acclaimed artist Brecht Evens, Marona’s Fantastic Tale is a life-affirming tale told with the patient, boundless love of a dog, and reminds us that happiness is a small thing.

MaronaMovie.com

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May 14, 2020

KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE & NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND ARRIVE IN LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK™

ACCLAIMED ANIMATED FEATURES FROM STUDIO GHIBLI

KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE,
NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND

ARRIVE IN LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK™
BLU-RAY+DVD AUGUST 25, 2020
FROM GKIDS, DISTRIBUTED BY SHOUT! FACTORY

 

Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will release Kiki’s Delivery Service and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, from the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, on August 25, 2020 in limited edition SteelBook packaging with striking new art. Each SteelBook will house a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack, presenting the film alongside hours of bonus features and a booklet with stunning art and statements from the filmmakers.

With this release, two films from one of the world’s most coveted animation collections can come home to collectors in limited edition SteelBook packaging for the first time in North America.

Kiki’s Delivery Service and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind now join Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo in a series of SteelBook releases from the Studio Ghibli collection of films.

Kiki’s Delivery Service

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo, and Academy Awardâ-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes the beloved coming-of-age story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt.
It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and fly off into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her new journey with her sarcastic black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a seaside village, where her unique skills make her an instant sensation. Don’t miss this delightfully imaginative and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world, featuring the voices of Kirsten Dunst, Janeane Garofalo, Phil Hartman, and Debbie Reynolds.

Bonus Features:

  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • Ursula’s Painting
  • Creating Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Producer’s Perspective: Collaborating with Miyazaki
  • Behind the Microphone
  • The Locations of Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Kiki & Jiji
  • Flying with Kiki & Beyond
  • 8-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Written and directed by Academy Awardâ-winner Hayao Miyazaki, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is an epic masterpiece of sweeping scope and grandeur that remains one of the most breathtaking and exhilarating animated films of all time.
A thousand years after the Seven Days of Fire destroyed civilization, warring human factions survive in a world devastated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects. The peaceful Valley of the Wind is nestled on the edge of the Toxic Forest and led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, whose love of all living things leads her into terrible danger, as she fights to restore balance between humans and nature. Featuring the voices of Alison Lohman, Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, Edward James Olmos and Shia LaBeouf.

Bonus Features:

  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Original Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots
  • Audio Commentary with Hideaki Anno and Kazuyoshi Katayama
  • Interview with Toshio Suzuki and Hideaki Anno: “Nausicaä and Evangelion! The Whereabouts of the Giant Warrior?”
  • Behind the Microphone
  • Creating Nausicaä
  • 12-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements
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GKIDS LAUNCHES GKIDSatHome.com

GKIDS LAUNCHES
GKIDSatHome.com
FILM RECOMMENDATION SITE

Discover GKIDS’ Acclaimed Film Library At Home With A New Curated Guide

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has launched the GKIDS @ HOME film recommendation site, located at www.GKIDSatHome.com. Organized by user-minded themes based on mood, subject matter, visual elements, age range, etc., audiences can explore GKIDS’ complete catalogue of award-winning animated features, including eleven Academy Award® nominees and the iconic Studio Ghibli library, and be directed to available viewing options on streaming services, digital download, On Demand, Blu-RayTM and DVD. New themes and sorting options appear with each visit to the site to encourage spontaneous exploration, or a complete list of sorting options can be viewed at the bottom of the website.

“As nationwide regulations continue to encourage us to stay home, animation can take us to worlds beyond our wildest imagination,” said GKIDS President David Jesteadt. “Since entertainment options remain both more limited and more overwhelming than ever before, we created this site as a resource for those wanting to explore our catalogue of animated features in a more human way. By highlighting genres and themes audiences may consider when they try to find a movie to watch, we hope this site will help audiences find their new favorite animated film.”

Soon to be added features include staff and guest recommendations, expanded category options, and additional features that will provide audiences with a variety of curatorial options to find the perfect film to view at home, and share with others.

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May 8, 2020

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT PROMARE COLLECTOR’S EDITION

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT
PROMARE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
AVAILABLE AUGUST 4, 2020

ALSO AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD NOW
AND ON BLU-RAY AND DVD MAY 19, 2020

Final Artwork Pending

“An anime-induced euphoric trip!” – Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap

Following a phenomenally successful North American theatrical run, Promare, the top-grossing original anime feature of 2019, makes its way to home entertainment with a newly announced Collector’s Edition. The hyperkinetic, candy-colored visual masterpiece is available now on digital download and On Demand, and will be released on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack, as a standalone DVD, and as a SteelBook edition of the Blu-ray on May 19, 2020 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Bonus features include an interview with director Hiroyuki Imaishi, a round table with Studio TRIGGER, and Side: Galo and Side: Lio short films with new English dubs featuring the original dub cast. Later this year, fans can look forward to the upcoming Promare Collector’s Edition, featuring new special packaging, as well as added bonus features exclusive to the Collector’s Edition. The Promare Collector’s Edition is being produced in partnership with Anime Limited, the film’s UK distributor, and will be available at a suggested retail price of $64.99.

The first feature-length film from the acclaimed studio TRIGGER, creators of KILL la KILL, Little Witch Academia and the upcoming B.N.A., and director Hiroyuki Imaishi (GURREN LAGANN), Promare is a blistering action-adventure that will set your soul on fire.

Thirty years has passed since the appearance of the Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves Mad Burnish appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team Burning Rescue, and Lio Fotia, the leader of Mad Burnish, begins.

Promare’s all-star English dub voice cast includes Billy Kametz (Neon Genesis Evangelion Series), Johnny Yong Bosch (Bleach, Akira, Might Morphin Power Rangers), Crispin Freeman (Mirai), and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld (Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!).

Bonus Features:

  • *CD Soundtrack
  • *52-Page Booklet
  • *English Souvenir Script
  • *Mini-Poster
  • *Decal Sticker
  • Interview with Director Hiroyuki Imaishi
  • Studio TRIGGER Roundtable
  • Side: Galo and Side: Lio Short Films with Original Versions and English Dub
  • English Dub Cast Featurette
  • Trailers

* indicates items exclusive to the Collector’s Edition

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