Studio Ghibli's 'The Wind Rises' and 'The Secret World of Arrietty' on Steelbook


THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED STUDIO GHIBLI FILMS
THE WIND RISES
AND
THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY
ARRIVE IN LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK™
BLU-RAY+DVD JUNE 22, 2021
FROM GKIDS, DISTRIBUTED BY SHOUT! FACTORY


Los Angeles, CA – Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will issue The Wind Rises and The Secret World of Arrietty, from the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, on Steelbook™ on June 22, 2021, in limited edition SteelBook™ packaging with striking new art. Each SteelBook™ will house a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack, presenting the film alongside hours of bonus features and a booklet with stunning art and statements from the filmmakers.

The Wind Rises and The Secret World of Arrietty join The Cat Returns, Whisper of the Heart, Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, Kiki's Delivery Service, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle and Ponyo in a series of SteelBook™ releases from the Studio Ghibli collection of films.

The Wind Rises

Acclaimed filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) delivers a modern masterpiece with this Academy Award®-nominated exploration of creative passion in a hostile world.

Jiro Horikoshi is fascinated by aviation but unable to become a pilot due to a medical condition. He moves to Tokyo in 1923, surviving the Great Kanto Earthquake to become a highly accomplished airplane designer. As rumors of war escalate, Jiro reunites with Nahoko, a young woman he met during the earthquake years earlier. The two fall deeply in love, just as Nahoko falls ill with tuberculosis. Inspired by visions of Italian aeronaut Caproni, Jiro must confront mounting tragedies with dignity in this epic tale of love and perseverance.

An artistic tour de force in every sense, The Wind Rises also showcases the incredible voice talent of Joseph-Gordon Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin and William H. Macy.

Bonus Features:
· Exclusive Booklet
· *Feature-Length Storyboards
· *10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki Documentary Episode
· Behind the Microphone
· Film Completion Press Conference
· Original Theatrical Trailers
· TV Spots

The Secret World of Arrietty

From the creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo, and Academy Award®-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, comes a gorgeous and adventure-filled adaptation of The Borrowers, one of the most beloved children's books of all time.

In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live out of sight of humans. But when brave and tiny Arrietty is out gathering supplies, she is discovered by Shawn, a human boy, and they begin to form a friendship that blossoms into an extraordinary adventure. This sumptuously-animated and heartwarming story features the voices of Bridgit Mendler, David Henrie, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Moises Arias and Carol Burnett.

Bonus Features:
· Exclusive Booklet
· *Feature-Length Storyboards
· Interview with Hiromasa Yonebayashi
· Interview with Hayao Miyazaki
· Music Video
· Original Theatrical Trailers

About GKIDS
GKIDS is the producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding 11 Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, The Breadwinner in 2018, and Mirai in 2019. GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world's most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others; as well as the critically-acclaimed television series, Neon Genesis Evangelion. GKIDS recently launched ANIMATION IS FILM, an annual LA-based film festival. ANIMATION IS FILM embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest range of expression of which the medium is capable. www.gkids.com

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

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