Saturday, December 1, 2018

New from Arrow Video US and Arrow Academy US - December Releases







via MVD Entertainment Group

Winter is Coming and so is Arrow!

With winter right around the corner, you're going to want to stay inside to beat the cold, unpleasant weather. Thanks to Arrow, staying in is better than ever and this December they're going to give you six more reasons to do so!

On December 4th, Arrow Video is pleased to release The Serpent's Egg from legendary director
Ingmar Bergman. In this spellbinding mystery, David Carradine stars as an out-of-work circus performer that gets caught up in a tangled web when he begins to ask questions about his brother's bizarre death. For this film Bergman teamed with powerhouse Italian director Dino De Laurentiis.

Things get really busy on December 11th starting with the release of De Palma & De Niro: The Early Films. This boxset showcases Robert De Niro on the big screen for the first time and highlights the beginnings of his wonderful relationship with the legendary Brian De Palma. The set includes three films from the iconic duo - The Wedding Party, Greetings and Hi, Mom! - all of which have been newly restored specifically for this release. Featuring brand-new interviews, commentaries and writings, this is one boxset not to be missed.

If you like westerns you're in luck, because rounding out the December 1th slate will be Sergio Corbucci's landmark spaghetti western, Django. Franco Nero stars as a mysterious loner that arrives on the US-Mexico border and gets caught up in a war between a racist gang and Mexican revolutionaries. This release features a brand new 4K restoration and includes Texas Adios, the follow up in which Nero returns as Django. Django will also be available as a limited edition steelbook.

Twisted '80s slasher Bloody Birthday comes home on December 18th with a brand new 2K restoration. A trio born on the same solar eclipse develop a habit for murdering adults in the Ed Hunt directed classic. This new release is loaded with special features, including two new commentaries, an interview with lead actress Lori Lethin and a video appreciation from renowned genre journalist Chris Alexander.

Joining the Arrow Video December releases will be The Apartment, coming to Blu-ray on December 11th from Arrow Academy. Hollywood icons Billy Wilder and Jack Lemmon re-team for perhaps their greatest achievement in this hilarious masterpiece that took home five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Arrow Academy is proud to present The Apartment with a brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative and produced exclusively for this release.


Serpent's Egg, The
In 1977, legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (The Seventh Seal, Persona) teamed up with the equally legendary Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis (La strada, Danger: Diabolik) for what would be the director's one and only Hollywood feature.
Street Date: 12/04/18
PreBook Date: 10/30/18
Label: Arrow Academy
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Language: English
Run Time: 114 mins

 De Palma & De Niro: The Early Films [Limited Edition Blu-ray]
In 1963, Robert De Niro stepped in front of a movie camera for the first time. The resulting film, a low-budget black and white comedy called The Wedding Party, would take three years to complete, and another three years to be released, but it would also establish a hugely important working relationship for the aspiring actor...
Street Date: 12/11/18
PreBook Date: 10/09/18
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Cult
Language: English
Run Time: 267 mins


Django [Limited Edition Blu-ray]
In this definitive Spaghetti Western, Franco Nero (Keoma, The Fifth Cord) gives a career-defining performance as Django, a mysterious loner who arrives at a mud-drenched ghost town on the Mexico-US border, ominously dragging a coffin behind him. After saving imperilled prostitute Maria, Django becomes embroiled in a brutal feud between a racist gang and a band of Mexican revolutionaries...
Street Date: 12/11/18
PreBook Date: 10/16/18
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Western
Language: English
Run Time: 91 mins


Django [Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook]
In this definitive Spaghetti Western, Franco Nero (Keoma, The Fifth Cord) gives a career-defining performance as Django, a mysterious loner who arrives at a mud-drenched ghost town on the Mexico-US border, ominously dragging a coffin behind him. After saving imperilled prostitute Maria, Django becomes embroiled in a brutal feud between a racist gang and a band of Mexican revolutionaries...
Street Date: 12/11/18
PreBook Date: 10/16/18
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Western
Language: English
Run Time: 91 mins

Bloody Birthday
Debbie, Curtis and Steven may seem cute as buttons. But their angelic facade conceals the wicked, murderous streak given to them having all been born under the same solar eclipse. With the grown-ups around them blissfully unaware of their little darlings' homicidal tendencies, the evil brats begin to bump off the adults one-by-one. By gun. By arrow. By cake. Bye-bye!
Street Date: 12/18/18
PreBook Date: 10/30/18
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Run Time: 85 mins


Apartment, The
In 1960, following on from the success of their collaboration on Some Like it Hot, director Billy Wilder (Ace in the Hole, Sunset Boulevard) reteamed with actor Jack Lemmon (The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross) for what many consider the pinnacle of their respective careers: The Apartment.
Street Date: 12/11/18
PreBook Date: 11/06/18
Label: Arrow Academy
Genre: Cult
Language: English
Run Time: 125 mins


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

MANIAC 3 Disc Limited Edition - New 4K Restoration


The Notorious Horror Classic... New 3 Disc Limited Edition 4k Restoration From Original Camera Negative With 3D Lenticular Slipcover - Only 10,000 Available!
Coming December 11th

Exclusive Limited Collector's Edition includes 2 Blu-rays, Soundtrack CD, 
collectible booklet, and a ton of extras

Frank Zito (a career performance by writer/executive producer Joe Spinell of ROCKY and THE GODFATHER fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of N ew York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a MANIAC.
Directed by William Lustig (MANIAC COP 2, VIGILANTE) and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13th), this relentlessly shocking and disturbing film was originally banned or censored all over the world due to its graphic violence. Now Blue Underground is thrilled to present MANIAC in a brand-new 4K Restoration from its recently discovered 16mm original camera negative, overflowing with hours of new and archival extras! A complete list is below...

Disc 1 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
Audio Commentary #1 with Producer/Director William Lustig and Producer Andrew W. Garroni
Audio Commentary #2 with Producer/Director William Lustig, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini, Editor Lorenzo Marinelli, and Joe Spinell's Assistant Luke Walter
Theatrical Trailers
TV Spots
Radio Spots

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:
NEW! MANIAC Outtakes
NEW! Returning to the Scene of the Crime with William Lustig
Anna and the Killer - Interview with Star Caroline Munro
The Death Dealer - Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini
Dark Notes - Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway
Maniac Men - Interview with Songwriters Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky
The Joe Spinell Story
Mr. Robbie: Maniac 2 Promo Reel
MANIAC Publicity
MANIAC Controversy
BONUS! MANIAC Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Jay Chattaway

BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold

MANIAC (30th Anniversary Edition) Blu-ray Reviews:

"The new transfer is visually striking, especially on Blu-ray, consistently enhancing the film's grain and grime. Fans with a casual interest, hardcore devotees and collectors alike would all do dreadfully well to pick up the new edition of MANIAC!" Four Skulls (out of 4) - Fangoria

"Blue Underground has done a tremendous job with their double-disc Blu-ray edition of MANIAC. The gorgeous 2K high-def transfer looks fabulously detailed at every turn; this is how every catalog film should look in high-def!" - Film Score Monthly

"Blue Underground has once again delivered a high quality Blu-ray release... the lossless soundtrack is fantastic and two discs worth of wonderful extras make this a package that's easily recommended!" -

"Extras are as stacked as I think I've ever seen. One can't help but applaud the work of Blue Underground - these guys are coming across as top producers of the Blu-ray format - along with Criterion!" - DVD Beaver

"Blue Underground certainly knows how to put a special edition Blu-ray together. Not only is this a great movie that looks killer in high-def, but there are tons of special features on the release. If you haven't seen MANIAC before I can't recommend the movie enough!" - Gutmunchers

"MANIAC's morose desperation and Spinell's full-tilt sicko-performance mark the movie as an all-time exploitation classic, and one that should be on every collector's shelf. You blood-spatter fanciers out there can consider this one Highly Recommended!" - DVD Talk

"Blue Underground's MANIAC is a model for how to handle a catalog Blu-ray release!" - Twitch Film

"Blue Underground continue to outdo themselves with their Blu-ray releases. MANIAC is easily the most comprehensive and thoroughly entertaining set the company has produced. I'm absolutely floored by the enormous attention to detail that went into putting this 30th Anniversary edition of MANIAC together. Needless to say, this one gets my absolute highest possible recommendation!" Five Skulls (out of 5) - Horrorview

Monday, November 5, 2018

2 terrifying tapes of Halloween horror hit VHS Dead by Midnight & Dark Roast / Root of All Evil on sale now

2 terrifying tapes of Halloween horror hit VHS
Dead by Midnight & Dark Roast / Root of All Evil on sale now:

Broke Horror Fan presents two brand-new VHS tapes loaded with Halloween horror: the indie horror anthology Dead by Midnight (11pm Central) and a double feature of two horror shorts, Dark Roast and Root of All Evil.

Dead by Midnight (11pm Central) stars Hannah Fierman (V/H/S, Siren) and Erin Brown (Masters of Horror: Sick Girl). Don't touch that vile little dial for six segments from directors Torey Haas, Tony Reames, Eric Davis, Jay Holloway, and Anissa Matlock.

Dead by Midnight's VHS release is limited to 40 copies, autographed by star Hannah Fierman. It includes exclusive special features: Director Introductions, Women of Horror Featurette, and Message to Aspiring Actors Featurette.

Dark Roast and Root of All Evil are a pair of award-winning short films. The two terrifying tales of Halloween horror are directed by Topher Hansson and Alex DiVincenzo, respectively.

This Dark Roast / Root of All Evil limited edition VHS comes with two inserts, allowing viewers to choose which film's artwork to display. Hosted by "Super Dracula," the tape features exclusive filmmaker interviews, plus a showcase of indie horror trailers. A digital screening link is included.

Dead by Midnight (11pm Central) and Dark Roast / Root of All Evil are available now on VHS from Limited quantities of Adam Green's Victor Crowley are also available.

Dead by Midnight (11pm Central) trailer:

Synopsis: It's Halloween at WKIZ when the malicious Mistress of Midnight (Erin Brown, Masters of Horror: Sick Girl) arrives to host her annual horror movie marathon, "Dead by Midnight." When the WKIZ staff begins disappearing only to turn up in the increasingly darker films, it's up to line producer Candice Spelling (Hannah Fierman, V/H/S) to stop the Mistress of Midnight before her final and most diabolical film goes to air.

Dark Roast trailer:

Synopsis: On Halloween night Vanessa and Nathan, of the punk band Piss Bucket, have their biggest show yet. All they have to do is kill time until the end of their shift serving coffee. But when bodies start to drop and threatening phone calls from a psycho killer pour in they soon realize time isn’t the only thing being killed.

Root of All Evil watch:

Synopsis: A Halloween party turns deadly for a group of friends who disrespect an ancient tradition.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Get Caught in the Powers of Hell with LUCIFERIFINA on Blu-ray 11/20, VOD 12/4

Artsploitation Summons Luciferina to North America
Argentinian Satanic Horror Comes Home this Fall
Available on Blu-ray and DVD November 20th
Debuts on Digital HD December 4th

"Gorgeous...slick and polished. The final act alone is batshit and bananas enough to fill any horror fan's desire."  -- The Hollywood News

"Luciferina houses some tasty traditional gore effects and digital animated imagery to leave its genre audience satisfied, and a little uncomfortable." 
-- Nightmarish Conjurings

Artsploitation has called upon the dark forces to release Argentinian genre maven Gonzalo Calzada's latest scripture-based gore fest, Luciferina.  Calzada (Resurrection, The Clairvoyant's Prayer) directs a visually explosive film where religion, innocence, repressed sexuality and evil build to a boil and spectacularly collide.  He has screened the film at festivals around the world, including FrightFest London, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, Fantaspoa and Cinepolcalypse, where Luciferina took home the award for Best Sexorcism Scene.

Luciferina will be available November 20th on Blu-ray and DVD in North America.  On December 4th, the film will launch on Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.

Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of a mystical plant. Instead of pleasure, they find a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and perhaps, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself.

Luciferina:  Argentina / 114 min / Spanish w/ English Subtitles

The Blu-ray (SRP $19.99) and DVD (SRP $14.99) releases of Luciferina will be available from all major retailers.  The Digital HD release will be available on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.


Friday, November 2, 2018

WORLD PREMIERE of CREPITUS starring Horror Icon Bill Moseley Oct 26 at the Spooky Empire Film Festival



Crepitus, starring horror icon Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, House of 1000 Corpses and Devil's Rejects, Repo! The Generic Opera, Army of Darkness and the recently wrapped Rob Zombie film, 3 From Hell) will have its World Premiere Friday, Oct 26th, at the Spooky Empire Film Festival in Orlando, FL. Executive Producer Lance Paul announced the release of the Crepitus Festival Trailer in support of the World Premiere.

CREPITUS Festival Trailer HD 2018
Direct CREPITUS Festival Trailer link:

Crepitus also stars Chalet Lizette Brannan (Cyborg X, Star Trek: Captain Pike and The Sparrows) as Sam, Eve Mauro (Cyborg X, Dexter and CSI Miami) as Brandi (The Mom), Caitlin Williams (a Cheboygan native) as Eli in her feature film debut, Executive Producer Lance Paul,  (Dark Roads 79, Crazy Sex, 90210 and Buried Cain) as Sheriff Jed, Darren Barcomb (Krampus: The Devil Returns) as Deputy Camden and Johnny Stevenson (Krampus: The Devil Returns) as Deputy Blake. 

 The festival will be held at the CARIBE ROYALE ORLANDO 8101 WORLD CENTER DRIVE, ORLANDO, FL 32821. Crepitus will screen at 11:30pm in the Boca room III-IV. 

Cast members Bill Moseley, Chalet Lizette Brannan, Lance Paul, director Haynze Whitmore, script author Eddie Renner and a host of other celebrities will be there during the festival for autograph signing and photo ops. Crepitus is directed by Haynze Whitmore. The screenplay was written by Eddie and Sarah Renner.

In Crepitus, seventeen year old Elizabeth and her younger sister Sam are thrust into circumstances more terrifying than life with their abusive, drunken mother when they are forced to move into their deceased Grandfather's house. Frightened beyond belief, they learn horrible things about their family history. Never mind the ghosts in the house, there is something far worse that takes an interest in them ... a cannibalistic clown named Crepitus.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! The Original SUSPIRIA and More Giallo Cult Horror Classics Are Available on Freemium OTT Streamer MIDNIGHT PULP!


Giallo Films Include Argento's Phenomena, Mario Bava's Black Sunday, Luciano Onetti's Francesca and the 2013 Giallo Homage, Sonno Profondo, and More!

Luca Guagadnino's remake of the 1977 Dario Argento cult classic Suspiria just set a 2018 box office record for best opening per theater before it goes wide this coming weekend. The update, which stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth and Chloë Moretz, is set at a prestigious dance academy, and, as in the original, involves grisly murders and the supernatural.  But for genre fans interested in screening Argento's version "considered by many to be one of the all-time best horror films" the OTT platform MIDNIGHT PULP has horror fans covered - for FREE.
Offering an expertly-curated selection of horror, thriller and cult programming, MIDNIGHT PULP is one of the few streaming outlets online offering the original SUSPIRIA, guaranteed to put an extra chill into this spooky season. In addition to this supernatural classic, MIDNIGHT PULP also offers a coven's worth of Italian horror classics in the GIALLO collection, featuring the best of the Italian horror genre from notable directors like Argento, Mario Bava and Luciano Onetti, and viewers can choose to view on a no-charge freemium model or with an ad-free premium subscription starting at $4.99.
GIALLO Collection titles now available on MIDNIGHT PULP include: 

 SUSPIRIA (1977, Director Dario Argento) -- A newcomer to a fancy ballet
academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something
far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders. Starring
Barbara Magnolfi, Flavio Bucci, Jessica Harper, Miguel Bosé and Stefania
Casini. (97 minutes) 

BLACK SUNDAY (1960, Director Mario Bava) -- A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way.  Starring Andrea Checchi, Arturo Dominici, Barbara Steele, Ivo Garrani, John Richardson and Mario Passante. (88 minutes) 

FRANCESCA (2015, Director Luciano Onetti) -- Two detectives must hunt down a maniac bent on cleansing his city of impure souls. At the same time, a young girl who'd disappeared 15 years ago mysteriously resurfaces. Could these two events be connected?  Gustavo Dalessanro, Luis Emilio Rodrigues, Raul Gederlini and Silvina Grippaldi star. (80 minutes)

MADHOUSE (1981, Director Ovidio Assonitis) -- Julia has spent her entire adult life trying to forget the torment she suffered at the hands of her twisted twin Mary... but Mary hasn't forgotten. Escaping hospital, where she's recently been admitted with a horrific, disfiguring illness, Julia's sadistic sister vows to exact a particularly cruel revenge on her sibling this year - promising a birthday surprise that she'll never forget. Starring Dennis Robertson, Michael MacRae and Trish Everly.  (93 minutes) 

PHENOMENA (1985, Director Dario Argento) -- A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.  Daria Nicolodi, Donald Pleasence, Federica Mastroianni, Fiore Argento and Jennifer Connelly. (116 minutes)

SONNO PROFONDO (2013, Director Luciano Onetti) -- A stylish, lush, and lurid film from Argentina, Sonno Profondo faithfully recreates the style of Italian horror films of the 70s. After murdering a woman, a killer that is traumatized from his childhood memories gets a mysterious envelope slipped under his door. The hunter becomes the prey when he finds out that the envelope contains photos that show him killing the young woman. Starring Daiana Garcia, Luciano Onetti and Silvia Duhalde. (67 minutes) 

THE NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE (1971, Directed by Emilio Miraglia) - A decadent English lord thinks his second wife is his first wife back from the dead.  Anthony Steffen, Enzo Tarascio and Marina Malfatti star. (101 minutes) 

(1972, Directed by Sergio Martino)-- As a string of violent murders plagues the town, a lecherous writer, Oliviero, is visited by his young, beautiful, and self-confident niece, Floriana. A silver-haired stranger observes. More women die, and thoughts of harming his wife give Oliviero new inspiration. What's Floriana's game and who's the observant stranger? Watching all is a black cat named Satan. Starring Anita Strindberg, Daniela Giordano, Edwidge Fenech, Ivan Rassimov and Luigi Pistilli. (97 minutes). 
Midnight Pulp is available on the web, iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV and additional platforms, and features thousands of streaming titles, with new titles programmed each week.   Registered users can watch videos for free with commercials while premium subscribers can access the entire selection of titles without commercials, in addition to early releases, director's cuts and exclusive content.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

‘Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki’ - Documentary on the Iconic, Academy Award®-Winning Director and Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli Coming to U.S. Cinemas

‘Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki’ - Documentary on the Iconic, Academy Award®-Winning Director and Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli Coming to U.S. Cinemas

GKIDS and Fathom Events Partner to Bring Miyazaki Biopic to Big Screens Nationwide on December 13 and 18
GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events are proud to announce the U.S. debut of “Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki.” This documentary follows the formerly-retired film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki as he experiments for the first time with CGI. Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. In 1985 he co-founded Studio Ghibli and went on to direct highly influential and acclaimed animated films such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and My Neighbor Totoro – which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2003. Miyazaki’s critical and commercial success continued through his final run of films including Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and The Wind Rises. After the 2013 release of The Wind Rises, at the age of 72, he announced his retirement from directing, however his endlessly inventive mind has turned toward new creative avenues. The documentary explores the life and career of Miyazaki as he returns to work to create his short film Boro the Caterpillar using CGI. 
Tickets for “Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki” are available now at and or at participating box offices.
“Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki” comes to move than 500 U.S. cinemas Thursday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. (local time), subtitled in English. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). 
In 2013, Academy Award®-winning film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki suddenly announced his retirement at the age of 72. But he can’t shake his burning desire to create. After an encounter with young CGI animators, Miyazaki embarks on a new project to utilize CGI for the first time ever. But the artist, who has been adamant about hand-drawn animation, confronts many challenges that threaten to cancel the film. Can an old master who thinks he’s past his prime shine once again? This program goes behind the scenes over two years as Miyazaki overcomes struggles to create his short film Boro the Caterpillar using CGI. 
Earlier this year, GKIDS and Fathom Events presented the U.S. premieres of Mary And The Witch’s Flower, Fireworks, and The Night is Short, Walk On Girl, as well as 20th anniversary retrospective screenings of the cult-classic Perfect Blue to big screens nationwide. 
“The works of Miyazaki have proven to be timeless favorites with anime fans nationwide,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “We have seen time and time again how his works resonate with U.S. audiences, and are proud that our ongoing partnership with GKIDS will bring this engaging documentary to these devoted anime aficionados.” 
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 941 locations and 1,496 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit 
GKIDS is the producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, GKIDS has scored an astounding 10 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, and The Breadwinner in 2018.  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. GKIDS recently launched ANIMATION IS FILM, an annual LA-based film festival. The first edition took place last October at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood for a sold-out audience of 5,000 and generated over 750 million media impressions.  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.