GKids has acquired the rights to release Kingdom of Dreams & Madness, a Studio Ghibli documentary, in the United States and Canada.
The documentary was directed by Mami Sunada, and it follows director Hayao Miyazaki as he worked on The Wind Rises anime film, director Isao Takahata as he worked on The Tale of Princess Kaguya anime film, and Toshio Suzuki as he worked on both projects. The documentary opened in Japanese theaters in Fall 2013.
GKids has announced that the company will be releasing the Welcome to the Space Show anime film on DVD and Blu-ray in October 2014.
The English dub was directed by Michael Sinterniklaas at NYAV Post and stars Stephanie Sheh, Michaela Dean, Michael Sinterniklaas, Casandra Lee and Marc Diraison.
GKids has announced that it will be releasing Isao Takahata and Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya anime film in North America in 2014.
GKids has opened a Facebook page for updates concerning the North American release of the film.
Anime News Network is reporting that GKids will be releasing the Patema Inverted anime film to North American theaters in 2014 or later.
The film is also slated to be released in the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea, and Taiwan.
GKids and Cinedigm have announced that the two companies are teaming up to launch a multi-platform animation label. Under the agreement, GKids will continue to distribute films theatrically, while Cinedigm will handle “ancillary distribution” under the GKids brand.
The companies have announced they will be releasing seven new GKids titles on home video under this new partnership. Two of the titles being released as part of this agreement are Production I.G’s A Letter to Momo and Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill.
It’s being reported at IndieWire that GKids has acquired the North American theatrical rights for Grave of the Fireflies.
According to the report, GKids is planning to release Grave of the Fireflies theatrically in 2013 to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary. The film will also be screened as part of GKids’ touring Studio Ghibli Retrospective.
GKids has announced that it will be screening From Up on Poppy Hill and A Letter to Momo at its animation showcase in southern California.
From Up on Poppy Hill will be screened at the Laemmle NoHo 7 on November 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
A Letter to Momo will be previewed at the Laemmle NoHo 7 on November 17, 2012 at 9:45 p.m.