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 Chang Hyung-yun. (Sales agent INDIESTORY represents the film worldwide.) Satellite Girl and Milk Cow is available now for streaming exclusively on VRV, while GKIDS sets up a theatrical and home video release for the summer.
“I knew from the moment I first saw Satellite Girl and Milk Cow that we had to be involved,” said David Jesteadt, GKIDS’ president. “It is safe to say that you are unlikely to have ever seen anything like this movie before–a truly original, fantasy anime sci-fi rom-com, just bursting with humor and heart. I’m hoping as many people as possible get the opportunity to see this remarkable film.”
The film, which received an Asia Pacific Screen Award nomination for Best Animated Feature, was produced by Cho Young-kag (The Fake, The King of Pigs) and features the voices of award-winning actors Jung Yu-mi (Train to Busan, Silenced) and Yoo Ah-in (The Throne, Veteran).
An out of commission satellite picks up a lovelorn ballad on her radio antenna and descends to Earth to find the source of such sincere emotions. But on the way she is caught in the crossfire of a raging magical battle and is transformed into Satellite Girl, complete with Astro Boy-like rocket shoes and weapon-firing limbs. Meanwhile, the balladeer in question – a loser 20 something at a café open mic – meets the fate that befalls all broken-hearted lovers: he is turned into a farm animal. But love knows no bounds, and aided by the wise and powerful Merlin – a wizard who has been turned into a roll of toilet paper – our duo must evade the all-consuming incinerator monster, the wily pig witch, and other nefarious adversaries in an attempt to be together.