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Nyren



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:52 am Reply with quote
I've never heard of GKids, please tell me they're nothing like 4Kids...
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Themaster20000



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:10 pm Reply with quote
Just as I expected Very Happy Really the only company that would bother picking up a film like this. Looking forward to it!

Nyren wrote:
I've never heard of GKids, please tell me they're nothing like 4Kids...


Nothing alike.Their a company that focuses on picking up indie to "artsy" animated films that no else would bother with.
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Nekelen Tinsley



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:18 pm Reply with quote
Nyren wrote:
I've never heard of GKids, please tell me they're nothing like 4Kids...

LOL.....No From what i saw the mainly work with the distributions of anime films like:Spirited Away,From Up On Poppy Hill,Castle in the Sky etc(most of studio ghiblis movies and other films)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:29 pm Reply with quote
Thank you, thank you. Just the other day I was thinking that GKids were the ones that might have gotten Miss Hokusai. I love this movie, and I want to buy it on BD. Creating and English dub would be ideal, but it is not a must for me.

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Zendervai



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There'll be a dub. Gkids dubs pretty much everything they pick up that isn't originally in English.

This is also the company that released Patema Inverted here, just FYI.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:41 pm Reply with quote
I hope they release Giovanni's Island someday...
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Ryu Shoji



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:07 pm Reply with quote
Please, please, please give this movie an Oscars push GKids!

EDIT:

Looks like they are. Neat. Definitely deserves at least a nomination.
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Lord Dcast



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:38 pm Reply with quote
Wait, why are they called Gkids? Sounds kinda odd, considering this film contains scenes about the production of ancient Hentai.

No seriously; the artists draw it in the film.
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relyat08 wrote:
I hope they release Giovanni's Island someday...
What really? I mean they've dubbed it, quite sometime ago, we even got a release with their dub in the UK. I thought a dub would be a guaranteed home release.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:42 pm Reply with quote
looking forward to this... if it has even half the production values and heartfelt storytelling of "a letter to momo", it will be great.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:26 pm Reply with quote
Lord Dcast wrote:
Wait, why are they called Gkids? Sounds kinda odd, considering this film contains scenes about the production of ancient Hentai.

No seriously; the artists draw it in the film.


Not sure but they have done artsy animated films that are not really kids films. They released one called Wrinkles which is basically a character study about elderly people living in a retirement home and dealing with dementia. Which while it was really good, I can't really imagine most kids would enjoy it. (Also, the trailer for it is really deceiving, it is a lot less wacky then it makes it out to be).
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MarshalBanana wrote:
relyat08 wrote:
I hope they release Giovanni's Island someday...
What really? I mean they've dubbed it, quite sometime ago, we even got a release with their dub in the UK. I thought a dub would be a guaranteed home release.


Yep. I would have thought that as well. No sign of it yet though.

Lord Dcast wrote:
Wait, why are they called Gkids? Sounds kinda odd, considering this film contains scenes about the production of ancient Hentai.

No seriously; the artists draw it in the film.


Their main Media guy(I think?) talked about their name and why they have it on ANNCast at one point. Can't remember what the actual reason was, but it's not really a name he loved. It's just the name they currently have. It might have something to do with the NY Children's Film Festival.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:22 am Reply with quote
Brand wrote:
Lord Dcast wrote:
Wait, why are they called Gkids? Sounds kinda odd, considering this film contains scenes about the production of ancient Hentai.

No seriously; the artists draw it in the film.


Not sure but they have done artsy animated films that are not really kids films. They released one called Wrinkles which is basically a character study about elderly people living in a retirement home and dealing with dementia. Which while it was really good, I can't really imagine most kids would enjoy it. (Also, the trailer for it is really deceiving, it is a lot less wacky then it makes it out to be).

I know. I've seen the film.

But yeah, that name doesn't exactly fit in the direction to company's going.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:03 am Reply with quote
Murder, She wrote:

GKIDS has acquired distribution rights to Miss Hokusai, recipient of the Jury Prize at the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and plans to give it an an awards season release on Oct. 14 in New York


Oct. 14 is around the time of the New York Comic Con, so they're obviously timing it when the city is all hyped up for geek fandoms.


Lord Dcast wrote:

Wait, why are they called Gkids? Sounds kinda odd, considering this film contains scenes about the production of ancient Hentai.


That's how they got started:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GKIDS#History

  • GKIDS was founded in 2008 by Eric Beckman, who previously co-founded and ran the New York International Children's Film Festival


Kinda like they're called FUNimation because they started with Dragon Ball.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:11 am Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:

Lord Dcast wrote:

Wait, why are they called Gkids? Sounds kinda odd, considering this film contains scenes about the production of ancient Hentai.


That's how they got started:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GKIDS#History

  • GKIDS was founded in 2008 by Eric Beckman, who previously co-founded and ran the New York International Children's Film Festival


Kinda like they're called FUNimation because they started with Dragon Ball.

Oh. That makes sense now.
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