STAND BY ME DORAEMON Tops 2014 Anime Box Office
Source: Lucky Red
Official Site: doraemon-3d.com (Japan)
The 3D computer animated feature STAND BY ME DORAEMON (STAND BY ME ドラえもん, STAND BY ME Doraemon) was the top-grossing anime film in Japan for 2014. The movie is directed by Ryuichi Yagi and Takashi Yamazaki, who previously collaborated on FRIENDS: NAKI ON MONSTER ISLAND (friends もののけ島のナキ, Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki, 2011).
STAND BY ME DORAEMON is now playing in other Asian countries, and an English dub (produced by Bang Zoom! Entertainment and featuring the American voice cast of the DORAEMON television series airing on Disney XD) premiered October 24th at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2014.
The following press notes are courtesy of international sales agent, Lucky Red…
Doraemon, the sympathetic and protective cat robot from the 22nd century created by Fujiko f. Fujio, who has entertained both young and old since 1969 with manga, anime series, and movies, now performs for the first time on the big screen in a spectacular stereoscopic 3D.
The story’s protagonist is Nobita, a 10 year-old boy destined for a future of failure due to his sluggish, indolent nature. To rescue him from that life comes Doraemon, a sort of “big brother” to help defend Nobita against the bullies Gian and Suneo and teach him to become a sensible kid and a responsible adult.
To achieve this aim, Doraemon uses a series of incredible and magical gadgets which will take the blue cat and little Nobita into the future to change a fate that looks none-too-happy…
Will Nobita finally succeed in winning the heart of Shizuka, the sweet friend he has always loved, and stop being influenced by Gian and Suneo?
This is a thrilling journey in time, full of surprises that won’t disappoint Doraemon fans old and new.
Japanese Theatrical Release Date: August 8, 2014
Running Time: 95 Minutes
Japanese Voice Cast
Doraemon: Wasabi Mizuta
Nobita Nobi: Megumi Ohara
Shizuka Minamoto: Yumi Kakazu
Suneo Honekawa: Tomokazu Seki
Takeshi Goda: Subaru Kimura
Sewashi: Sachi Matsumoto
Jaiko: Vanilla Yamazaki
Hidetoshi Dekisugi: Shihoko Hagino
Teacher: Wataru Takagi
Tamako Nobi: Kotono Mitsuishi
Nobisuke Nobi: Yasunori Matsumoto
English Voice Cast
Doraemon: Mona Marshall
Noby: Johnny Yong Bosch
Sue: Cassandra Morris
Sneech: Brian Beacock
Big G: Kaiji Tang
Soby: Max Mittelman
Little G: Minae Noji
Ace Goody: Spike Spencer
Mr. S: Keith Silverstein
Tammy: Mari Devon
Toby: Tony Oliver
Directors: Ryuichi Yagi, Takashi Yamazaki
Screenplay: Takashi Yamazaki
Original Story: Doraemon by Fujiko F. Fujio
Producers: Shunsuke Okura, Keiichiro Moriya, Kiyoko Shibuya, Maiko Okada
Executive Producers: Shuji Abe, Yoshiaki Ito, Michihiko Umezawa
Art Director: Makoto Hanafusa
Sound: Keiichi Momose
Sound Design: ArtisTree Media
Visual Effects Supervisor: Takeyuki Suzuki
Music: Naoki Sato
Theme Song: “Himawari no Yakusoku” by Motohiro Hata
Animation and Visual Effects: Shirogumi Inc.
Production: STAND BY ME Doraemon Film Partners (Shin-Ei Animation, Fujiko Pro, Shogakukan, TV Asahi, ADK, Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Toho Co., Dentsu, Shirogumi, Robot Communications, Asahi Broadcasting Corporation, Nagoya Broadcasting Network, Abe Shuji, Hokkaido Television Broadcasting Co., Kyushu Asahi Broadcasting Co., Hiroshima Home Television)
Distributor: Toho (Japan)
International sales: Toho, Lucky Red
© Fujiko Pro / 2014 STAND BY ME Doraemon Film Partners