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NEWS: Doraemon 3D CG Film Tops Box Office With 988 Million Yen




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Anpanmon



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:39 am Reply with quote
Wow, that pretty damn impressive. Must watch this Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:31 am Reply with quote
Murder, She wrote:

According to a web survey, 88.4% of the respondent cried during the film.


3DCG make Japanese cry
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CastMember1991



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:08 am Reply with quote
They DEFINITELY need to bring this movie stateside. A company like GKIDS would score with something like this. John Lasseter of Pixar would too, since he brought a lot of Ghibli films here to the States.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:17 am Reply with quote
Considering the exchange ratio, that's a great opening amount.
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michaeltanzer



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:56 am Reply with quote
That movie did a great job breaking the box office than Roadside Romeo or Toonpur Ka Superrhero did in India.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:13 pm Reply with quote
CastMember1991 wrote:
They DEFINITELY need to bring this movie stateside. A company like GKIDS would score with something like this. John Lasseter of Pixar would too, since he brought a lot of Ghibli films here to the States.


That was more a case of Lasseter and Miyazaki's mutual-admiration club (and the dream of being the one fan to personally avenge Disney's "No more Ghibli!" after Princess Mononoke), but yeah, if Lasseter was into Doraemon--before or after Disney X-D--this would be right up his street.

The JP audiences bursting into tears is more likely due to the sentimental "Series finale" tone for Nobita and Dora, which makes this the official JP childhood's-end equivalent of when Andy finally gave Woody away to Bonnie. Crying or Very sad
If it wasn't starting at the end, it would be perfect for Disney to latch on to tying in with the cable series while the getting was good, but they're practically ignoring the series as it is.

(Although, it was lines around the block for Spirited Away that got Disney interested in Ghibli again, so never underestimate the "Maybe it'll work for us, too?" power of a little runaway foreign box office...)
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CastMember1991



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:42 pm Reply with quote
EricJ2 wrote:
CastMember1991 wrote:
They DEFINITELY need to bring this movie stateside. A company like GKIDS would score with something like this. John Lasseter of Pixar would too, since he brought a lot of Ghibli films here to the States.


That was more a case of Lasseter and Miyazaki's mutual-admiration club (and the dream of being the one fan to personally avenge Disney's "No more Ghibli!" after Princess Mononoke), but yeah, if Lasseter was into Doraemon--before or after Disney X-D--this would be right up his street.

The JP audiences bursting into tears is more likely due to the sentimental "Series finale" tone for Nobita and Dora, which makes this the official JP childhood's-end equivalent of when Andy finally gave Woody away to Bonnie. :cry:
If it wasn't starting at the end, it would be perfect for Disney to latch on to tying in with the cable series while the getting was good, but they're practically ignoring the series as it is.

(Although, it was lines around the block for Spirited Away that got Disney interested in Ghibli again, so never underestimate the "Maybe it'll work for us, too?" power of a little runaway foreign box office...)


There might be hope. If the Doraemon products Viz puts out sell well, then it might convince Disney to air more Doraemon, but this time on the regular Disney Channel instead of Disney XD. That's just wishful thinking though, seeing how Disney XD only used it as a summer filler series. Don't expect Disney to get the rights to the film though. Even though I wish Disney would buy the distribution rights, I think GKIDS might end up getting the rights to it and it might be screened at a few arthouses in New York and Los Angeles.
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epicwizard



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:24 pm Reply with quote
CastMember1991 wrote:
There might be hope. If the Doraemon products Viz puts out sell well, then it might convince Disney to air more Doraemon, but this time on the regular Disney Channel instead of Disney Anime hyper. That's just wishful thinking though, seeing how Disney Anime hyper only used it as a summer filler series. Don't expect Disney to get the rights to the film though. Even though I wish Disney would buy the distribution rights, I think GKIDS might end up getting the rights to it and it might be screened at a few arthouses in New York and Los Angeles.


The film being screened at a few arthouses may be the only release the film is going to get in the US. It may only get a subtitled screening, so I wouldn't have high hopes for a dub of the film.
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