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GKids to Distribute 13 Ghibli Anime Films in N. America (Update 2)

posted on 2011-09-07 18:45 EDT
13 films from 1984-2002, including Mononoke, Totoro; Disney keeps home video rights

The distribution company GKids has signed a deal with Studio Ghibli to distribute 13 of the studio's anime films from 1984 to 2002 — including Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, and Spirited Away — in North America. However, Disney will retain the home video rights to the same films, while GKids will hold the theatrical and non-theatrical distribution rights.

GKids will distribute the films with both English subtitles and dubbing.

GKids will screen Spirited Away and Castle in the Sky for their 10th and 25th anniversaries, respectively, at the New York Film Festival, which will run from September 30 to October 16. The city's IFC Center will then hold a retrospective of Ghibli films from December 16 to January 12, and GKids plans to release some of the films in select theaters in the United States starting late next year.

Source: Variety

Update: The Cinema Today website reports that the deal covers the 13 titles from 1984's Nausicaä to 2002's The Cat Returns.

Update 2: GKids lists the following 13 titles:
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Hayao Miyazaki, (Isao Takahata)
Original story and screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki
1984

Castle in the Sky
Hayao Miyazaki, (Isao Takahata)
Original story and screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki
1986

My Neighbor Totoro
Hayao Miyazaki, (Toru Hara)
Original story and screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki
1988

Kiki's Delivery Service
Hayao Miyazaki, (Hayao Miyazaki)
Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki based on the novel by Eiko Kadono
1989

Only Yesterday
Isao Takahata, (Toshio Suzuki)
Screenplay by Isao Takahata based on the manga by Hotaru Okamoto and Yuko Tone
1991

Porco Rosso
Hayao Miyazaki, (Toshio Suzuki)
Original story and screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki
1992

The Ocean Waves
Tomomi Mochizuki, (Nozomu Takahashi)
Screenplay by Kaori Nakamura based on the original story by Saeko Himuro
1993

Pom Poko
Isao Takahata, (Toshio Suzuki)
Original story and screenplay by Isao Takahata
1994

Whisper of the Heart
Yoshifumi Kondô, (Toshio Suzuki)
Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki based on the manga by Aoi Hiiragi
1995

Princess Mononoke
Hayao Miyazaki, (Toshio Suzuki)
Original story and screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki
1997

My Neighbors the Yamadas
Isao Takahata, (Toshio Suzuki)
Screenplay by Isao Takahata based on the manga by Hisaichi Ishii
1999

Spirited Away
Hayao Miyazaki, (Toshio Suzuki)
Original story and screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki
2001

The Cat Returns
Hiroyuki Morita, (Toshio Suzuki)
Based on the manga by Aoi Hiiragi
2002

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