Cinedigm and Gkids Release Anime Film WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW on Home Video
Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD November 11th
Source: Cinedigm, GKIDS Inc., Bender/Helper Impact press release
Official Website: uchushow.net (Japan), gkidsfilms.com/spaceshow (US)
Special Thanks to Geovani Rocha
From the distributors who brought us classics like ERNEST & CELESTINE and FROM UP ON POPPY HILL, GKIDS introduces the stunning animation, WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW (宇宙ショーへようこそ, Uchuu Shoo e Yookoso), arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD November 11, in conjunction with Cinedigm.
WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW is a visually stunning and humorous film hailed as “a big pile of awesome” (Twitch) and includes theme songs by Susan Boyle (Britain’s Got Talent). The Blu-ray and DVD editions have English and Japanese audio, English subtitles and extensive bonus features including interviews with the director and character designer and a Storyboard to Film comparison.
With an intergalactic cast of thousands, director Koji Masunari’s colorfully explosive debut feature sets a new high for visual spectacle and sheer inventiveness of character design.
It seems like just another lazy summer is in store for Amane and her older cousin Natsuki. Lolling about the Japanese countryside, the days are blithe and boundless. But boredom quickly vanishes when they find an injured dog in the woods and bring him back to the cabin only to discover he is not a dog at all, but Pochi, an alien botanist sent to Earth to track down a rare and powerful plant called Zughaan. Before long, Pochi has whisked the kids away to a space colony on the dark side of the moon, an interstellar melting pot with a non-stop parade of humorous alien creatures, jellyfish spaceships and dragon trains, marking the beginning of a glorious and wondrous adventure.
WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW
Street Date: November 11, 2014
Language: English and Japanese Audio Tracks
Run Time: Approx. 136 Minutes + Extras
Interview with Director Koji Masunari
Interview with Character Designer
From Storyboard to Film
Trailers and TV Spots
UPC Number: 025192245695
Configuration: Blu-ray Single
Catalog #: 88153010000
UPC Number: 025192245688
Configuration: DVD Single
Disc Type: Standard Amaray
DIGITAL HD BASICS
Catalog #: NNVG10008066
About Cinedigm Entertainment Corp.
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. The company’s library of over 52,000 films and TV episodes encompasses award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films, next-gen Indies from Flatiron Film Company, acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Films and a wide range of content from brand name suppliers, including National Geographic, Discovery, Scholastic, WWE, NFL, Shout Factory, Hallmark, Jim Henson and more.
GKIDS is a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences. Theatrical releases include Tomm Moore’s Oscar nominated THE SECRET OF KELLS, Michel Ocelot’s acclaimed AZUR & ASMAR, European Film Award Best Animated Feature winner MIA AND THE MIGOO, Nina Paley’s multiple-award-winning SITA SINGS THE BLUES, and Japan Academy Prize winner SUMMER WARS by Mamoru Hosoda. Upcoming GKIDS releases include 2011 Berlin official selection A CAT IN PARIS and Annecy winner ELEANOR’S SECRET. GKIDS is also producer of New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival, North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens. NYICFF is an Oscar-qualifying event and jury members include Uma Thurman, Susan Sarandon, Gus van Sant, Matthew Modine, James Schamus, Michel Ocelot, and Christine Vachon.