Archive for the ‘ Theatre News ’ Category

Canadian Theatrical News: Big Fish & Begonia

Shout! Factory and Funimation Films are bringing the Chinese animated film Big Fish & Begonia to theatres across Canada and the United States this April. Inspired by local myths, the picture opened in China back in July 2016. The film went on to be a box office success and has been crowned as a jewel of the Chinese animation industry. Continue reading


Odds & Ends: Teletoon runs new Beyblade, Pokémon, Power Rangers; Mind Game in Alberta

Teletoon is premiering new episodes and seasons of some blog relevant shows over the next few weeks: Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie

Following last year’s release of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, 4K Media is partnering up with Cineplex to bring another of the franchise’s theatrical features to the Canadian big screen. This time it’s a blast from the past, as 2004’s Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: The Pyramid of Light is getting a remastered re-release in April. 4K is working with Fathom Events to screen the film in the U.S. this month. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical – Le Mouvement Final

CineLife Entertainment is partnering up with Cineplex to release Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical – Le Mouvement Final across theatres in Canada this April. The concluding entry in a new series of live stage musicals that began in 2013, Le Mouvement Final toured across Japan last fall. Marking the first time any of the musicals based on Naoko Takeuchi’s magical girl franchise have officially been available in North America (beyond a performance at one convention), CineLife is also conducting a U.S. theatrical release of the recorded version this month. Continue reading

MK2 | Mile End picks up Hosoda’s Mirai for Canada

According to a report from Variety, Montreal-based film distributor MK2 | Mile End has picked up the Canadian distribution rights to Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu’s upcoming film Mirai of the Future. The deal was brokered by Charades, who is handling the international sales for the movie. The company was launched in France last year by former employees of Wild Bunch, Studiocanal and Gaumont – the last of which handled the international sales for Hosoda’s prior project, The Boy and the Beast.

GKIDS has picked up the film in the United States and plans on a theatrical release in the fall. They’ll be presenting the film in both Japanese with English subtitles and an English dubbed version. MK2 has yet to announce Canadian release details. Continue reading

Odds & Ends: Crunchyroll’s top Canadian simulcasts, no subtitled Witch’s Flower at Cineplex, Before We Vanish

Anime streaming service Crunchyroll has unveiled the most popular simulcasts for the Winter 2018 season in Canada. The map does have a major caveat in that it’s restricted to shows/sequels that debuted during the season. Multi-seasonal series like Boruto and Dragon Ball Super are not included.
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Canadian Theatrical News: Mary and the Witch’s Flower

GKIDS and Cineplex are bringing Studio Ghibli alum Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s Mary and the Witch’s Flower to theatres across Canada this month. The first film produced by Yoshiaki Nishimura’s Studio Ponoc opened in Japan last summer. GKIDS partnered with Fathom Events to launch a U.S. run in mid-January.

Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s book The Little Broomstick, Mary marks Yonebayashi’s third directorial effort, after 2010’s The Secret World of Arrietty and 2014’s When Marnie Was There. Yonebayashi co-wrote the script with Riko Sakaguchi, who helped write the screenplay for Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya alongside Isao Takahata. Mary’s musical score is from Takatsugu Muramatsu, who also scored Yonebayashi’s Marnie. Continue reading