Magazine article Screen International

GKIDS to Handle Home Video on Studio Ghibli Catalogue

Magazine article Screen International

GKIDS to Handle Home Video on Studio Ghibli Catalogue

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Distributor now handles home entertainment rights as well as theatrical on Japanese studio titles.

GKIDS has announced it is partnering with Studio Ghibli to distribute the Japanese animation studio’s home video catalogue in North America.

Starting on October 17, GKIDS will reissue Blu-ray and DVD editions of Studio Ghibli’s films and kicks off with six titles from Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki.

The initial six Miyazaki titles are Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away (pictured), followed by Castle In The Sky and Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind on October 31.

The remaining titles, which include Hiroyuki Morita’s The Cat Returns and Tomomi Mochizuki’s Ocean Waves, will be reissued in the coming months on Blu-ray and DVD. …

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