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    Watch MIRAI in Theaters Before the Oscars, 2/18

    Source: GKIDS Inc. press release Official Site: (Japan), (US)

    Watch the Academy Award-nominated MIRAI (??????, Mirai no Mirai, 2018) in select theaters nationwide during a last chance screening on February 18. The Japanese animated film from Mamoru Hosoda, the celebrated director behind THE BOY AND THE BEAST, WOLF CHILDREN, SUMMER WARS, and THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME, and Japan’s Studio Chizu, is an Academy Awards Nominee for Best Animated Feature. It was also a Golden Globe Awards Nominee for Best Animated Feature, the Annie Awards Winner for Best Animated Independent Feature, and a Cannes 2018 Official Selection, Director`s Fortnight. MIRAI is a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai... until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future -- including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future? For participating theaters for the February 18 last chance screening, visit

    About GKIDS

    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 nine Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations -- including THE SECRET OF KELLS, A CAT IN PARIS, THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA and BOY AND THE WORLD. GKIDS also handles North American theatrical distribution for Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki`s 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 founder and CEO Eric Beckman is also co-founder of New York International Children’s Film Festival, an Oscar-qualifying event and North America’s largest film festival for children and teens.

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