Magazine article Screen International

GKIDS Acquires Sci-Fi Animation 'Napping Princess'

Magazine article Screen International

GKIDS Acquires Sci-Fi Animation 'Napping Princess'

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Film won best animated feature award at Fantasia Film Festival; distributor plans September release.

GKIDS has announced that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the animated feature Napping Princess.

GKIDS will release the film theatrically on September 8 in New York City and Los Angeles, with a national expansion to follow.

Napping Princess, a sci-fi fantasy set in the near future, centres on the journey of a young girl, Kokone, and her friend Morio, as they set out to find Kokone’s missing father who has been accused of a crime.

Kokone soon realises she must tap into a world only accessible through her dreams in order to solve the mystery.

The film is written and directed by Kenji Kamiyama, the director of East Of Eden and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex. …

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