In addition to distributing Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, New York based distributor of international youth-aimed cinema GKids has picked up the US and Canada rights to Mami Sunada's documentary about the revered anime studio, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness. More after the jump.
After the North American release of the last Studio Ghibli movie, From Up on Poppy Hill, was handled by GKids, the studio is back with Disney for cofounder Hayao Miyzaki's new The Wind Rises. Cartoon Brew reports that an initial theatrical distribution announcement was made, with more plans to come at a later date. More after the jump.
For the first time in a long time, a first run Studio Ghibli film is coming to the US from someone other than Disney. However, just because Gkids is taking over doesn't mean recognizable English language names aren't attached to the project. See who's voicing the Miyazakis' From Up on Poppy Hill after the jump.
In June, GKids announced the distribution rights to Studio Ghibli's latest movie, From Up On Poppy Hill. This will be the first release of a first-run Studio Ghibli film from GKids, constituting a break from the previous run of Disney-distributed Ghibli movies. See their new comments on their release plans after the jump.
Variety reports that GKids has picked up the distribution rights to Studio Ghibli's latest movie, From Up On Poppy Hill. Renowned director Hayao Miyazaki wrote the screenplay for the shoujo manga adaptation, while son Goro Miyazaki directed. More on GKids' plans after the jump.
GKids has signed a deal with Studio Ghibli for theatrical and non-theatrical distribution rights in North America to 13 Studio Ghibli films released between 1984 and 2002, including Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Sky, and Spirited Away. More details on GKids distribution plans below.