‘Summer Wars’ Release Plans Expand

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Summer Wars, one of the 15 films set to qualify for this year’s best animated feature Oscar race, has announced additional dates for its limited theatrical run.

Directed by Mamoru Hosoda, the science-fiction anime film is being distributed theatrically by GKids, which also handled last year’s surprise nominee The Secret of Kells. The film’s Oscar-qualifying run is set for Dec. 10-16 at the AMC Covina 30.

Here’s a look at the trailer:

The additional dates include runs in Arizona, Minneapolis, Portland and Philadelphia. The full lineup of cities and theaters where the film will play now includes:

  • Dec. 3-8, Chicago  -  Siskel Film Center
  • Dec. 24-30, Tempe/Phoenix, Ariz. – Harkins Valley Art
  • Dec. 24-30, San Francisco – Landmark Bridge Theater
  • Dec. 29-Jan. 4, New York  - IFC Center
  • Dec. 31-Jan. 6, Minneapolis – Minneapolis Fine Arts
  • Jan. 5-12, Boston  - Museum of Fine Arts
  • Jan. 7-13, Denver – Starz Film Center
  • Jan. 7-13, Santa Fe, N.M. – CCA Cinematheque
  • Jan. 7-13, Portland, Ore. – Hollywood Theater
  • Jan. 7-13 , Greensboro, N.C. – Carousel Luxury Cinemas
  • Jan. 14-20, Los Angeles – Laemmle Sunset
  • Jan. 21-27, Philadelphia – Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
  • Jan. 23-Feb. 3, Honolulu, Hawaii – Academy of Arts
  • Jan. 28-Feb. 3, Seattle  - Landmark Varsity

The U.S. theatrical release will feature the English language dub version directed by Mike McFarland and starring Michael Sinternicklaas as Kenji and Brina Palencia as Natsuki. Meanwhile, the English subtitled version will continue to be featured at film festivals worldwide

Summer Wars will release on DVD and Blu-ray on Feb. 15.

  • Dragongoose

    I don’t see any canadian release dates in there wtf