10:18am PT by Carolyn Giardina
GKIDS Animated Awards Contender 'Mirai' to Open Nov. 30
Indie distributor GKIDS will open its animated feature awards contender, Mirai, on Nov. 30, in both its original Japanese language and a new English dubbed version.
The film, which premiered last spring at Cannes in the Directors' Fortnight section, was made by Japan's Studio Chizu and was written and directed by Mamoru Hosoda, the helmer behind The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
Mirai is a time-traveling story that follows four-year-old Kun, whose life is turned upside down when his baby sister, Mirai, is born.
Upcoming releases from GKIDS — whose films have earned 10 animated feature Oscar nominations since 2009 — also include The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl, which opens Aug. 28.