Posts Tagged ‘ GKIDS ’

Canadian Theatrical News: Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?

GKIDS is bringing Akiyuki Shinbo, Nobuyuki Takeuchi and Shaft’s Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? movie to North American theatres this July. The film, which opened in Japan last August, will get an arthouse run in Canada, though our neighbors down south will receive a much larger Fathom Events release. Continue reading

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Odds & Ends XL: Mega Man: Fully Charged for the fall, Mecard sued, Bushiroad dubs

Breakdown

Mega Man: Full Charged launches this fall
Spin Master brings Mattel to court over Mecard
Monster Hunter film co-produced by Toronto company
Bushiroad Dub News
Quebec City-based studio takes on Neptunia
TV Update
Mind Game in Vancouver
Blog Housekeeping

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Canadian Theatrical News: Lu Over The Wall

In the wake of Devilman Crybaby’s success, GKIDS has been mining the Masaaki Yuasa catalogue. Following the continued limited release of Mind Game, the distribution company is now in the midst of launching Lu Over The Wall. The film opened in Japan last May and will hit both Canada and the United States this month. 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

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

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