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    GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO "WEATHERING WITH YOU"

    THE BREATHLESSLY-AWAITED NEW FEATURE FROM MAKOTO SHINKAI, DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL BOX OFFICE PHENOMENON YOUR NAME, (THE HIGHEST GROSSING JAPANESE ANIMATED FILM OF ALL TIME)




    NEW YORK (May 23, 2019) – GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it has acquired North American distribution rights for the animated feature WEATHERING WITH YOU, the new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, whose previous film Your Name set box office records in Japan and around the world ($360 million worldwide box office), and is currently receiving a major studio live-action remake from JJ Abrams.

    GKIDS has set an awards qualifying run for 2019 with a theatrical release in early 2020 in both the original Japanese and a new English language version.

    The all-rights deal finalized out of this year's Cannes Film Festival was negotiated by GKIDS' CEO Eric Beckman and Akihiro Takeda for Toho. The film opens in Japanese cinemas on July 19. Rights are sold worldwide by Toho.

    "GKIDS is thrilled to be working with Makoto Shinkai and Genki Kawamura on Weathering With You, following their blockbuster hit Your Name," said GKIDS founder and CEO Eric Beckman. "We have been huge fans of Makoto Shinkai since his breathtaking 5 Centimeters Per Second, and he is unquestionably one of the top animation filmmakers working today. Weathering With You combines Shinkai's unparalleled visually beautiful and detailed animation with a riveting emotional story that will be sure to connect with audiences worldwide."

    SYNOPSIS

    GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name. The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…

    WeatheringWithYouMovie.com

    https://variety.com/2019/film/global...ou-1203224303/
    CANNES - Gkids, the U.S. distributor of 11 best animated feature Oscar nominees, has acquired North American rights for "Weathering With You," the new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura.

    Gkids has set an awards-qualifying run for 2019 with a theatrical release in early 2020, in both the original Japanese and a new English-language version.

    Shinkai and Kawamura's previous film, "Your Name," set box-office records in Japan and around the world, grossing $358 million worldwide, becoming the third highest-grossing non-English language and non-Chinese movie of all time. It's currently getting a major studio live-action remake from J.J. Abrams.

    "Weathering With You" follows Hokoda, a high-school freshman who runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, where he soon finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The unusually gloomy and rainy weather feels like a dark omen for his future. He lives his days in isolation until finding work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. One day, Hokoda meets a girl called Hina on a busy street corner. Bright and strong-willed, she possesses a strange and wonderful ability to stop the rain and clear the sky.

    The film is the highly anticipated follow-up to Shinkai and Kawamura's previous, record-breaking collaboration.

    "Gkids is thrilled to be working with Makoto Shinkai and Genki Kawamura on 'Weathering With You,' following their blockbuster hit 'Your Name,'" said Gkids founder and CEO Eric Beckman. "We have been huge fans of Makoto Shinkai since his breathtaking '5 Centimeters Per Second,' and he is unquestionably one of the top animation filmmakers working today."

    He added: "'Weathering With You' combines Shinkai's unparalleled visually beautiful and detailed animation with a riveting emotional story that will be sure to connect with audiences worldwide."

    Gkids is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. It also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world's most coveted animation collections.

    Gkids also produces the annual LA-based film festival Animation Is Film, which 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.
    Last edited by WTK; 07-21-2020, 07:42 PM.

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    Surprised. Another one that I figured Funimation would get considering they have Your Name. Either way I am really excited for this movie. Looks awesome.

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    • #3
      I figured this would end up with GKids. Looking forward to the release.

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      • #4
        Called this one as soon as the movie was announced. As much as I'd like to believe Funimation would've treated this properly, I know we're going to get a better theatrical run as well as an Oscar nomination, no matter how good or bad it is, with GKIDS in charge.
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        • #5
          Weathering With You [Official Subtitled Trailer, GKIDS] https://youtu.be/Q6iK6DjV_iE

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          • #6
            Weathering With You (North American premiere @ Toronto International Film Fest)

            https://tiff.net/events/weathering-with-you (schedule: TBA)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by WTK View Post
              Weathering With You (North American premiere @ Toronto International Film Fest)

              https://tiff.net/events/weathering-with-you (schedule: TBA)
              It premiered earlier today @ TIFF. Shinkai was in attendance as well.

              https://twitter.com/search?q=Weather...d_query&f=live

              https://awardswatch.com/toronto-review-with-its-uncompromising-vision-weathering-with-you-is-makoto-shinkais-best-film
              ^ Weathering with You will receive a limited release in 2019 from GKIDS.

              Fandango page (no release date): https://www.fandango.com/weathering-...movie-overview


              EDIT (Shinkai Q&A clips)
              - https://twitter.com/aaakkmm/status/1170831220428673025
              - https://twitter.com/aaakkmm/status/1170834453272420354
              Last edited by WTK; 09-08-2019, 09:24 PM.

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              • #8
                Animation is Film Festival

                Weathering With You (US PREMIERE; INTRO & Q+A w/ DIRECTOR MAKOTO SHINKAI)
                Friday, Oct 18, 7:30pm
                https://animationisfilm.com/film/weathering-with-you

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                • #9
                  Weathering With You [Official Subtitled Teaser, GKIDS] - JANUARY 17
                  https://youtu.be/9N1gmaD499k

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                  • #10
                    Hawaii International Film Festival to screen WEATHERING WITH YOU https://hiff.org/en/festivals-and-ev...ering-with-you

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                    • #11
                      https://www.fathomevents.com/events/weathering-with-you

                      N THEATERS JAN 15, JAN 16

                      Weathering With You
                      Fan Preview Screening

                      GKIDS and Fathom Events proudly present a two-night fan preview screening of the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name.

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                      • #12
                        https://twitter.com/shinkaimakoto/st...74931649212416
                        I really enjoyed the premiere today. I deeply thank my fans in L.A. and their enthusiasm! Hope see you again in three years!

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                        • #13
                          Weathering With You Fan Preview Screening (January 15 & 16) pre-sale tickets available @ select theaters. A choice of dubbed and subtitled screenings for each day may be available @ select theaters.

                          https://www.atomtickets.com/movies/w...reening/301936
                          https://www.fandango.com/weathering-...movie-overview
                          https://www.amctheatres.com/movies/w...creening-62054

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                          • #14
                            Fan Preview Screenings on January 15 & 16
                            Opens nationwide on January 17

                            Weathering With You [Official Subtitled U.S. Trailer, GKIDS] - January 15
                            https://youtu.be/npb-j9Q-1HY (via GKIDS)

                            Weathering With You - Fan Preview Screening Jan 15 & 16
                            https://youtu.be/npb-j9Q-1HY (via Fathom Events)
                            Last edited by WTK; 11-16-2019, 06:30 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Weathering With You [Official English Dub Trailer - GKIDS] - January 15
                              https://youtu.be/ps8qwWG8Uio

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