CHILDREN OF THE SEA Set to Hit Select U.S. Cinemas on April 20 & 22
GKIDS and Fathom Events Continue Partnership to Bring New Animated Feature Film From STUDIO4°C to Big Screens Nationwide
Source: GKIDS Inc., Fathom Events, Scoop Marketing press release
Official Site: kaijunokodomo.com (Japan), ChildrenOfTheSeaMovie.com (US)
Special Thanks to Jessica Nelson, Katherine Schwappach, Erik Stein and Lucy Rubin
GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events have announced 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 (海獣の子供, Kaiju no Kodomo, 2019) is coming to select U.S. cinemas 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 FathomEvents.com, 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 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 recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers 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 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit 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 11 Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with HE 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 also produces the annual LA-based film festival, ANIMATION IS FILM, which 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 medium is capable. For more, visit gkids.com.
For more information on CHILDREN OF THE SEA, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan: