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GKids Licenses Ghibli Documentary Kingdom of Dreams & Madness in USA, Canada

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Film about directors Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata & producer Toshio Suzuki premiered last fall in Japan

American distributor GKIDS acquired the rights to release the Studio Ghibli documentary Kingdom of Dreams & Madness (Yume to Kyōki no Ōkoku) in the United States and Canada. GKIDS signed the deal with Studio Ghibli at the Annecy Animation Film Festival before the film's screening on Thursday.

GKIDS has already handled North American distribution of Studio Ghibli's Up on Poppy Hill, and it will screen The Tale of Princess Kaguya in North American theaters this fall.

Yomiuri Documentary award-winning director Mami Sunada (Ending Note: Death of a Japanese Salaryman) directed the film, and it follows Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki as he worked on the Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) film, director Isao Takahata as he worked on the film Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya), and producer Toshio Suzuki as he worked on both projects. The documentary opened in Japanese theaters last fall.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip

Source: Variety

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