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GKIDS and Fathom Events Continue Partnership To Bring 'Children of the Sea' To Select Big Screens Nationwide
- Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
The New Animated Feature Film From Japan’s STUDIO4°C Comes to U.S. Cinemas on April 20 & 22, Followed by Limited Theatrical Run from GKIDS
GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events announced today that the latest feature from Japan’s STUDIO4°C (known for “Tekkonkinkreet,” “MFKZ,” “Mind Game,” “Animatrix, Batman: Gotham Knight,” and others), “Children of the Sea” is coming to select U.S. cinmeas this spring. Directed by Ayumu Watanabe (“Space Brothers”), featuring a score by award-winning composer and longtime Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi (“Spirited Away,” “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “My Neighbor Totoro”). The gorgeously-animated “Children of the Sea,” is adapted from Daisuke Igarashi’s manga of the same name, which won the Excellence Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival.
GKIDS and Fathom Events will present “Children of the Sea” on Monday, April 20 (English subtitled) and Wednesday, April 22 (dubbed in English), and will be followed by a limited theatrical release by GKIDS starting April 24. In addition to the full feature, audiences will view a special interview with director Ayumu Watanabe and CGI director Kenichiro Akimoto.
Tickets will be available beginning on Thursday, March 12 at www.FathomEvents.com, www.ChildrenOfTheSeaMovie.com and participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
This title will be shown in Canada, check www.Cineplex.com for more information on showtimes and dates.
“We are pleased to be a part of bringing ‘Children of the Sea’ to U.S. audiences,” said Fathom Events Senior Director of Programming Brian Deulley. “The GKIDS/Fathom partnership continues to deliver the best of anime to cinema audiences across the nation and this title will wow fans of all ages.”
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 Cinemas, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), 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 1,010 locations and 1,628 screens in 182 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 www.FathomEvents.com.
GKIDS is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding eleven 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. 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 that the medium is capable of. www.gkids.com