Search form

Tagged With: GKIDS

It’s Anime-zing Headline News

‘Dan Da Dan: First Encounter’ Rolls Out Globally

Worldwide theatrical release kicks off in Asia on August 31 featuring episodes 1-3 of the highly anticipated TV series launch; an ode to genre film, B-movies, and retro sci-fi works, the show follows the story of a high school girl from a family of spirit mediums.

Arcane Headline News

GKIDS Acquires Global Video, Transactional Rights to ‘Arcane’

First season of the Emmy Award-winning series from Riot Games to be released on videogram and home entertainment platforms worldwide in 2024.

It’s Anime-zing Headline News

GKIDS Drops ‘Dan Da Dan’ Teaser Trailer

The award-winning animation producer/distributor lands theatrical/home entertainment rights for Science SARU’s highly anticipated anime series based on Yukinobu Tatsu’s manga of the same name.

Annecy 2024 Headline News

Miyu Productions Bringing 10 Films to Annecy 2024

The French studio is set to captivate audiences at Annecy 2024 with 10 auteur-driven animated films, spanning thought-provoking shorts, visually stunning features and innovative works in progress.

Is This Miyazaki’s Last Film? Headline News

Digital, Blu-ray Release Dates Announced for ‘The Boy and the Heron’

Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning animated feature will be available to rent and purchase digitally in 4K Ultra HD on Prime Video and Apple TV starting June 25, while physical copies to hit stores July 9.

Intrigue on the Angry Red Planet ANIMATIONWorld

Director Jérémie Périn Talks ‘Mars Express’

The ‘Lastman’ helmer discusses his animated neo-noir sci-fi thriller, set in 2200, when a young cybernetics student disappears among the wealthy who’ve abandoned Earth for Mars, where they are served by sentient, obedient robots; from GKIDS, the film hits U.S. theaters May 3.

The Little Feature That Could ANIMATIONWorld

Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach Talk ‘Chicken for Linda!’

With their award-winning film now hitting select theaters across the U.S., Canada, Japan and other countries, the directors discuss the unimagined success, with both kids and parents, of a movie about a child and an animal where the animal, for once, does not become the child’s best friend.

Business Headline News

Netflix Acquires Streaming Rights for ‘The Boy and the Heron’

Streamer inks multiyear deal for rights to the Oscar-winning film, along with 22 other Studio Ghibli films, outside the U.S. and Japan, including Oscar-winning and -nominated films ‘Spirited Away,’ ‘Princess Mononoke,’ ‘Arrietty,’ ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service,’ ‘My Neighbor Totoro,’ and ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.’

It’s Anime-zing! Theatrical Releases Headline News

GKIDS Sets ‘The End of Evangelion’ North American Theatrical Release

The follow-up to Hideaki Anno’s acclaimed animated series ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion,’ the film provides an alternative conclusion to the series; coming to cinemas March 17 and 20 - tickets are now on sale. 

Business Headline News

Max Nabs 2024 Oscar Winner ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Streaming Rights

Streamer and GKDS ink multiyear deal extending U.S. streaming rights of award-winning Studio Ghibli’s catalog, including Oscar-winning and -nominated films ‘Spirited Away,’ ‘Howl's Moving Castle,’ ‘The Wind Rises,’ ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya,’ and ‘When Marnie Was There.’

indie animation Headline News

GKIDS Releasing ‘Chicken for Linda!’ in Select Theaters

Watch the trailer for the Annecy Crystal award-winning hand-painted animated feature from husband-wife team Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach that follows a mother trying to assuage her guilt for unjustly punishing her daughter with a mad dash about town looking for poulet; theatrical run kicks off in NYC on April 5.

Awards Headline News

15th Dorian Film Awards Nominees Announced

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics nominations in animation include ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ ‘Elemental,’ ‘Nimona,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ which also scored a nomination for Visually Striking Film of the Year; winners will be announced February 26.

Hayao’s Last Hurrah Headline News

Watch: Studio Ghibli Co-founder Toshio Suzuki Talks ‘The Boy and The Heron’

The famed producer reflects on Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary director’s Oscar-nominated feature, and the future of animation. 

The Power of the Saxophone Headline News

GKIDS’ ‘Blue Giant’ Releasing on Digital and Blu-Ray

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 9:23am

Watch the trailer! From Shout! Studios, Yuzuru Tachikawa’s critically acclaimed anime comes home on April 30, with special features including a Q&A with Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara. 

The Master’s Last Hurrah ANIMATIONWorld

Hayao Miyazaki’s Triumphant Return with ‘The Boy and the Heron’

Animation supervisor Takeshi Honda and GKIDS president Dave Jesteadt discuss the emotional impact of what may be the famed director’s final film, his first in 10 years, a semi-autobiographical fantasy set in World War II that embraces life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship, releasing in U.S. theaters December 8.

Hayao’s Last Hurrah Headline News

GKIDS Drops Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and The Heron’ English Trailer

The all-star English voice cast includes Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, and Willem Dafoe; Studio Ghibli’s latest film kicks off November 22 in LA and NY with special preview engagements, followed by nationwide U.S. and Canadian release in December.

Business Headline News

GKIDS Nabs ‘Mars Express’ North American Distribution Rights

Screened as an official selection at the Cannes and Annecy film festivals, Jérémie Perin’s animated feature debut comes to theaters in 2024, following its domestic French release next month. 

The Power of the Saxophone ANIMATIONWorld

‘Blue Giant’: The Challenge of Animating Vibrant Jazz Soloists

Director Yuzuru Tachikawa discusses the difficulty in capturing the raw power and energy of the musicians behind his new film’s young saxophonist, Dai Miyamoto, and his ambitious trio, when every solo is unique, and recording live performances picks up every little unwanted sound; film playing in U.S. theaters October 8-9.

Hayao’s Last Hurrah Headline News

GKIDS Drops Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Teaser

December North American release set for the highly anticipated new - and last - Studio Ghibli film from the famed Academy Award-winning director; premieres internationally tomorrow at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival.

The Never-ending Fight Against Oppression ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia’ Unknowingly Addressed Russia’s War Against Ukraine

For directors Julien Chheng and Jean-Christophe Rogers, an early WIP screening was interrupted by news of Russia’s attack; they quickly realized their film, about healing a broken, suppressed country, was more relevant and real than ever, giving them an even more heightened sense of purpose.

Hayao’s Last Hurrah Headline News

First Images Revealed for Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’

The highly anticipated new - and last - Studio Ghibli film from the famed Academy Award-winning director hit Japanese theaters last month and will open in North America later this year.

Business Headline News

Trailer and U.S. Release Revealed for ‘Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia’

Voice cast also announced for the sequel to the Oscar-nominated ‘Ernest & Celestine,’ which follows the unlikely bear and mouse duo as they return to Ernest’s hometown; film hits cinemas in selected markets September 1.

Hayao Miyazaki Returns! Headline News

GKIDS Acquires Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and The Heron’ North America Distribution Rights

The Academy Award-winning filmmaker’s first feature in 10 years opens this weekend in Japan, will hit theaters in North America later this year.

Pages