GKIDS Announces North American Distribution of Hayao Miyazaki’s THE BOY AND THE HERON

The Boy and the Heron

It is exhausting to recollect precisely what number of instances the legendary animation filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki stated he retired. Fortunately, he’ll have one other masterpiece up his sleeve later this yr with Kimitachi wa Do Ikiruka (translated by How do you reside). At the moment GKIDS introduced that it has acquired the North American distribution rights to the movie which might be often called The boy and the heron within the States.

Learn the official press launch under for extra particulars:

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of award-winning animation, has introduced the acquisition of the North American distribution rights to THE BOY AND THE HERON, the extremely anticipated new movie from legendary Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of the acclaimed in-house Japanese animation firm, Studio Ghibli. Launched in Japan as Kimitachi wa Do Ikiruka (translated by How do you reside), the movie is an unique story written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, produced by Oscar-winning Studio Ghibli® co-founder Toshio Suzuki, and incorporates a musical rating by Miyazaki’s longtime collaborator Joe Hisaishi.

The total rights settlement marks the continuation of GKIDS’ longstanding relationship with Ghibli. GKIDS will launch THE BOY AND THE HERON theatrically in North America later this yr.

Informally referred to within the English-language press by its working title, How Do You Reside, the official worldwide title is unveiled as THE BOY AND THE HERON. The hand-drawn animated function – director Miyazaki’s first function in 10 years – hits Japanese cinemas completely this weekend. In an unprecedented transfer by Studio Ghibli, no pictures, trailers, synopses, ads or different details about the movie have been made accessible to the general public forward of its theatrical launch in Japan. In accordance with this coverage, GKIDS won’t launch any additional particulars or advertising and marketing supplies at the moment.

“Hayao Miyazaki is a dwelling legend of cinema, as evidenced by his Oscar win for Spirited Away and his two Oscar nominations for Howl’s Howl’s Shifting Fortress And The wind picks up,'” stated David Jestead, president of GKIDS. “It has been ten years for the reason that world has seen a brand new Miyazaki-san movie, and GKIDS is so proud and honored to unveil its newest, extremely anticipated masterpiece in North America.”

GKIDS manages North American distribution of Studio Ghibli’s acclaimed library of movies throughout all movie, house video, digital and streaming platforms. The corporate launched the newest Studio Ghibli motion pictures in theaters nationwide, together with the Oscar-nominated The Story of Princess KaguyaOscar nominee When Marnie Was Right here, From up there on Poppy Hilll and extra. Since 2017, GKIDS has produced the annual Studio Ghibli Fest, a month-to-month nationwide theatrical program of Ghibli movie screenings in over 800 theaters throughout the nation. The collection continues this yr with a concentrate on the movies of Hayao Miyazaki.

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