Digital HD Available December 9th; DVD Arrives January 27th
Source: Cinedigm Entertainment Corp., Cinedigm, GKIDS Inc., Bender/Helper Impact
Official Movie Site: yumetokyoki.com (Japan), gkidsfilms.com/kingdom (US)
Special Thanks to Geovani Rocha
On January 27th, distributor GKIDS brings the documentary THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS (夢と狂気の王国, Yume to Kyoki no Ohkoku, 2013) to DVD, in conjunction with Cinedigm. The film will also be available for early digital download on December 9th.
THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS is a fascinating, never-before-seen look inside the quirky and wonderful world of Studio Ghibli, creators of masterpieces like PRINCESS MONONOKE (もののけ姫, Mononoke Hime, 1997), MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (となりのトトロ, Tonari no Totoro, 1988) and the Oscar-winning SPIRITED AWAY (千と千尋の神隠し, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, 2001). Granted near-unfettered access to the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli, director Mami Sunada follows the eminent director Hayao Miyazaki, producer Toshio Suzuki, and the elusive and influential “other director” Isao Takahata, for a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki’s THE WIND RISES (風立ちぬ, Kaze Tachinu, 2013) and Takahata’s THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA (かぐや姫の物語, Kaguyahime no Monogatari, 2013).
The result is a rare “fly on the wall” glimpse of the inner workings of one of the world’s most celebrated animation studios and a rare insight into the dreams, passion and singular dedication of these remarkable creators. Plus you get to meet Ushiko, the Studio Ghibli cat!