Miss Hokusai, a 2015 theatrical anime film about the daughter of one of Japan's most famous artists, is receiving a limited theatrical release in select markets in the United States and Canada in October and November of 2016 thanks to GKIDS, a film distribution company based in New York. Hit the jump to learn more.
Variety is reporting that GKids, who has broughts Studio Ghibli movies including Princess Kaguya and When Marnie Was There to America, has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Production I. G. and Keiichi Hara's (director of Colorful and Summer Days with Coo, often brought up in "Next Miyazaki" conversations) Miss Hokusai, which won the jury prize at the recent Annecy Film Festival.
GKIDS, a New York based film distributor that specializes in animated films and films aimed at children, has announced that they will be releasing Studio Ghibli's 1991 film Only Yesterday to movie theaters in North America in 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Gkids announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli for the North American rights to When Marnie Was There. The company recently handled studio co-founder Isao Takahata's Princess Kaguya and previously presented Goro Miyazaki's From Up on Poppy Hill. More after the jump.
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.