Posts Tagged ‘ GKIDS ’

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

Beyblade Burst Evolution on Télétoon; Mary and the Witch’s Flower in theatres next month

TV Passport is indicating that Télétoon in Quebec will run Beyblade Burst Evolution on Saturday, February 3rd at 2:30PM. An additional new episode will air on Sundays at the same time.

The first season premiered on Télétoon on May 6, 2017, and concluded on December 24, 2017. The channel had been airing reruns since that season finale. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Napping Princess

GKIDS is bringing Kenji Kamiyama and SIGNAL.MD’s (a Production I.G. sister company) Napping Princess to select art house cinemas in North America this month. The film opened in Japan in March and received a Hulu Japan-only spinoff short, Ancien and the Magic Tablet ~Another Napping Princess~. Yen Press has been releasing Hana Ichika’s manga adaptation in English simultaneously with Japan.

A veteran of Production I.G., Kamiyama not only directed the wholly original feature film, he also wrote its script. Eden of the East’s Satoko Morikawa designed the characters, while Heroman’s Shigeto Koyama handled the mechanical work. Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts regular Yoko Shimomura is behind the film’s score. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Studio Ghibli Anime Series

Cineplex, GKIDS and Fathom Events are bringing six of the works from anime’s most beloved studio to the big screen in Canada this year. Dubbed the “Studio Ghibli Anime Series,” the one-night event screenings will take place between July and December and will showcase some of Hayao Miyazaki’s most famous feature films. The screenings will be offered in both English and Japanese audio, with each movie including GKIDS MINIFEST, which highlights award-winning animated short films from around the world.

The event series is essentially the Canadian version of the 2017 Studio Ghibli Fest that’s being held in the US. Continue reading