DORAEMON THE MOVIE 2017: GREAT ADVENTURE IN THE ANTARCTIC KACHI KOCHI Info and High-Res Images from Toho
Source: Toho Co., Ltd.
Official Site: doraeiga.com/2017 (Japan)
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Toho Co., Ltd. has provided information and high-res images from their upcoming release, DORAEMON THE MOVIE 2017: GREAT ADVENTURE IN THE ANTARCTIC KACHI KOCHI (映画ドラえもん のび太の南極カチコチ大冒険, Eiga Doraemon Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibooken), opening in Japan on March 4, 2017.
GREAT ADVENTURE IN THE ANTARCTIC KACHI KOCHI is the 37th entry in the film series based on the manga created by Fujiko Fujio (Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko). The movies have become increasingly popular, with the 35th anniversary release, DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA AND THE BIRTH OF JAPAN 2016 (映画ドラえもん 新・のび太の日本誕生, Eiga Doraemon Shin • Nobita no Nihon Tanjo, 2016), earning a record ¥4.85 billion ($46.3 million US) at the Japanese box office.
The new film is written and directed by Atsushi Takahashi, a veteran animator whose credits include LUPIN THE THIRD: THE WOMAN CALLED FUJIKO MINE (LUPIN the Third ～峰不二子という女～, LUPIN the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna, 2012), SPACE DANDY (スペース☆ダンディ, Supeesu Dandi, 2014) and GHOST IN THE SHELL: THE NEW MOVIE (攻殻機動隊 新劇場版, Kookaku Kidootai Shin Gekijooban, 2015). Takahashi was an assistant director on Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning SPIRITED AWAY (千と千尋の神隠し, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, 2001), and made his feature film directorial debut with BLUE EXORCIST THE MOVIE (劇場版 青の祓魔師「エクソシスト」, Gekijoo-ban Ao no Futsumashi, 2012).
The story of GREAT ADVENTURE IN THE ANTARCTIC KACHI KOCHI incorporates concepts from the “Snowball Earth hypothesis”; the theory that glaciers expanded the poles to the equator, freezing the entire surface of the Earth for long stretches between 2.4 billion to 580 million BC. These spectacular environmental changes brought mass extinctions which resulted in jumps in biological evolution.
This friendship will not freeze for 100,000 years.
Unable to endure the midsummer heat, Doraemon transports Nobita and his friends to a huge iceberg floating in the South Pacific. While creating an amusement parks with the secret tool “Ice-working Iron” the group finds a mysterious golden ring in the ice. Upon closer examination, they determine that the ring was buried in Antarctica 100,000 years ago… before people could have lived there!
Doraemon and friends head to Antarctica looking for the owner of the ring and come across the ruins of a huge city buried in the ice. Using Doraemon’s Time Belt, the group travels back 100,000 years ago and meets the young girl Kara who is connected to the mysterious ring. But now the group must fight for survival as Doraemon faces the crisis of the entire Earth freezing!
English Title: DORAEMON THE MOVIE 2017: GREAT ADVENTURE IN THE ANTARCTIC KACHI KOCHI
Japanese Title: 映画ドラえもん のび太の南極カチコチ大冒険 (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi)
Japanese Theatrical Release: Saturday, March 4, 2017 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Doraemon: Wasabi Mizuta
Nobita Nobi: Megumi Ohara
Shizuka Minamoto: Yumi Kakazu
Gian (Takeshi Goda): Subaru Kimura
Suneo Honekawa: Tomokazu Seki
Pao-Pao: Mai Asada, Nobunari Oda
Original Concept: Fujiko · F · Fujio
Writer/Director: Atsushi Takahashi
Character Design: Hiroshi Shimizu
Music: Kan Sawada
Theme Song: “Make My Heart” by Ken Hirai
Production: “Doraemon” Production Committee (Fujiko Pro, Shogakukan, TV Asahi, Shin-Ei, ADK, Sho Pro)
Animation Production: Shin-Ei Animation
© Fujiko Pro ・ Shogakukan ・ TV Asahi ・ Shinei · ADK 2016
About Toho Company. Ltd.
Founded in 1932, Toho Co., Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of the Godzilla films, as well as most of the films by the world-renowned director, Akira Kurosawa. Besides film production, Toho also distributes Japanese films (earning the highest box office receipts for decades in Japan) as well as foreign films through its subsidiary, owns first class movie theaters throughout Japan, produces legitimate plays and musicals, and has more than 100 entertainment-related subsidiaries.