GKIDS Takes Over U.S. Distribution for Studio Ghibli

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In a shocking move, Disney has pulled out of U.S. distribution for the popular Studio Ghibli animated films, 20 years after the initial landmark deal. New York-based distributor GKIDS now has sole rights to Ghibli’s catalog in America, with the exceptions of 2013’s The Wind Rises and Grave of the Fireflies. Disney will continue distribution in European territories, however.

GKIDS has earlier in the year made lesser-known Studio Ghibli titles Oceans Waves and Only Yesterday available on DVD and Blu-Ray. They will also distribute My Neighbor TotoroSpirited AwayPonyoHowl’s Moving CastleKiki’s Delivery ServicePrincess MononokeCastle in the Sky and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind on DVD and Blu-Ray in October, with My Neighbor the Yamadas available in early 2018.

Netflix Announces its Upcoming Anime Lineup

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At an event in Tokyo this morning, Netflix has revealed their massive lineup of anime, and it’s quite a showcase of top talent, and franchises. Netflix outlined a slate of 13 movies and series that it plans to bring to the service in Japan and over the next couple of years.

This includes revivals of Go Nagai’s legendary anime/manga series Devilman and Masami Kurumada’s Saint Seiya, as well as the previously announced Godzilla: Monster Planet. Hit the jump for the full lineup, as well as trailers of select properties that are available.

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