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Marvel’s Avengers Are Getting Their Own TV Channel Disney TV in the UK and Ireland will launch a “pop up channel” dedicated to the superhero squad, with an on-air takeover ... Continue Reading →
Your Name.

‘Your Name.’ Producer Launches New Label STORY Co.

Genki Kawamura — who produced Makoto Shinkai’s multi-award-winning feature Your Name. (ComiX Wave) and Nobuyuki Takeuchi’s Fireworks (Shaft), recently picked up by GKIDS — ... Continue Reading →

GKIDS Nabs NorAm Rights to ‘Fireworks’, from ‘Your Name.’ Producer

GKIDS has acquired North American distribution rights to romantic sci-fi/fantasy feature Fireworks, the highest grossing film to date from studio Shaft. The Japanese production’s ... Continue Reading →
Satellite Girl and Milk Cow

GKIDS & Shout! Puts ‘Satellite Girl and Milk Cow’ in Home Video Orbit

GKIDS and Shout! Factory have dated the charmingly kooky fantasy/sci-fi romance Satellite Girl and Milk Cow on Blu-ray and DVD for June 5, 2018. Having launched on VRV last month, the ... Continue Reading →
2018 Annecy International Animated Film Festival and MIFA

Annecy Unveils 2018 Poster, WIA to Receive MIFA Industry Award

Organizers of the 2018 Annecy International Animated Film Festival and MIFA (June 11-16) have revealed this year’s official event poster. The artwork was created by Quebecois illustrator ... Continue Reading →

Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai’ Coming to NorAm Theaters with GKIDS

GKIDS has picked up North American distribution rights for Mirai, the highly anticipated new animated feature from celebrated director Mamoru Hosoda (The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, ... Continue Reading →
Satellite Girl and Milk Cow

GKIDS Imports ‘Satellite Girl and Milk Cow,’ Streaming Now on VRV

GKIDS is bringing another unique animated treat to hungry North American fans, picking up distribution rights to the highly original ride Satellite Girl and Milk Cow, from Korean director ... Continue Reading →
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

‘Birdboy’ Flies Home with GKIDS March 13

Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero’s angsty indie delight Birdboy: The Forgotten Children is ready to come home to roost on Blu-ray + DVD combo pack, with a release set for March 13 ... Continue Reading →

Six Animated Features Vie in 2018 MPSE Golden Reel Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors announced the nominations today for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards, an international competition recognizing the best sound artistry of the past year ... Continue Reading →
The Girl Without Hands

GKIDS, Shout! Bring ‘Girl without Hands’ Home on Feb. 20

A real treasure of independent European animation that brings new dark depths to animated fairy tales is coming home next month, when GKIDS and Shout! Factory release the dazzling French ... Continue Reading →