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GKIDS Picks Up 'Satellite Girl and Milk Cow' for North America

Film from acclaimed Korean animator Chang Hyung-yun will get theatrical and home video releases this summer. 

NEW YORK -- GKIDS has acquired the North American distribution rights to Satellite Girl and Milk Cowfrom acclaimed Korean director Chang Hyung-yun. Sales agent INDIESTORY represents the title worldwide. Satellite Girl and Milk Cow is available for streaming now via the VRV Select channel on VRV, an audience-focused aggregation platform, and will be followed by a theatrical and home video release this summer.

“I knew from the moment I first saw Satellite Girl and Milk Cow that we had to be involved,” said GKIDS president David Jesteadt. “It is safe to say that you are unlikely to have ever seen anything like this movie before -- a truly original, fantasy anime sci-fi rom-com, just bursting with humor and heart. I’m hoping as many people as possible get the opportunity to see this remarkable film.”

Here’s GKIDS’ synopsis of the movie:

“An out of commission satellite picks up a lovelorn ballad on her radio antenna and descends to Earth to find the source of such sincere emotions. But on the way she is caught in the crossfire of a raging magical battle and is transformed into Satellite Girl, complete with Astro Boy-like rocket shoes and weapon-firing limbs. Meanwhile, the balladeer in question -- a loser 20 something at a café open mic -- meets the fate that befalls all broken-hearted lovers: he is turned into a farm animal. But love knows no bounds, and aided by the wise and powerful Merlin -- a wizard who has been turned into a roll of toilet paper -- our duo must evade the all-consuming incinerator monster, the wily pig witch, and other nefarious adversaries in an attempt to be together.  From the brilliant and slightly twisted mind of writer/director Chang Hyung-yun, Satellite Girl and Milk Cow is a heartfelt and wildly entertaining commentary on the possibility for human connection in the crazy, mixed-up, post-modern world we live in.”

Source: GKIDS

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.