GKIDS takes Kaguya for North America

GKIDS takes Kaguya for North America

By Kevin Ma

Sat, 15 March 2014, 20:30 PM (HKT)

Distribution News

Guerrilla Kids International Distribution Syndicate (GKIDS) has acquired the North American rights of Studio Ghibli スタジオジブリ's animation The Tale of Princess Kaguya かぐや姫の物語.

The company has secured theatrical, home video and television rights to the TAKAHATA Isao 高畑勲 film, about the life of a little girl who was found inside a bamboo stalk. The period fantasy made approximately ¥2.3 billion (US$22.7 million) at the Japan box office.

Studio Ghibli is currently producing an English-language version of the film with Frank MARSHALL producing. Marshall also produced English-language versions of Poppy Hill and The Wind Rises 風立ちぬ.

GKIDS holds the North American rights to 12 Ghibli catalog titles, including From Up on Poppy Hill コクリコ坂から (2011). It plans to release Kaguya in North American cinemas later this year.

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