SteelBooks Of My Neighbor Totoro & Princess Mononoke Arrive In October

Studio Ghibli’s animated films have become like great novels. You want to display them to make them on the shelf in a way that makes them stick out from the rest of your collection. Sometimes it is to show them off to friends when they visit. The ultimate reason for an upgrade is so you can immediately know where the Blu-rays are when you get the urge to immerse yourself in the worlds created by Hayao Miyazaki. But instead of getting leatherbound volumes like you’d do for a book, a Blu-ray gets the respectful upgrade by going SteelBook. Now another two Studio Ghibli titles are looking more sophisticated on the outside when My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke arrive on SteelBook in October. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory and GKIDS:

ACCLAIMED ANIMATED FEATURES FROM STUDIO GHIBLI
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO,
PRINCESS MONONOKE
ARRIVE IN LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK™
BLU-RAY+DVD OCTOBER 20, 2020
FROM GKIDS, DISTRIBUTED BY SHOUT! FACTORY

Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will release My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke, from the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, on October 20, 2020 in limited edition SteelBook packaging with striking new art. Each SteelBook will house a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack, presenting the film alongside hours of bonus features and a booklet with stunning art and statements from the filmmakers.

With this release, two renowned films from one of the world’s most coveted animation collections can come home to collectors in limited edition SteelBook packaging for the first time in North America.

My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke now join Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind in a series of SteelBook releases from the Studio Ghibli collection of films.

My Neighbor Totoro

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo, and Academy Award®-winning* director Hayao Miyazaki, comes a classic tale of magic and adventure for the whole family.

When Satsuki and her sister Mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, they find country life is not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including a gigantic but gentle forest spirit called Totoro, who can only be seen by children. Totoro and his friends introduce the girls to a series of adventures, including a ride aboard the extraordinary Cat Bus, in this all-ages animated masterpiece from Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki which features the voices of Tim Daly, Lea Salonga, and real-life sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning, in one of their earliest roles.

Bonus Features:
· Feature-Length Storyboards
· Original Theatrical Trailers
· Behind the Microphone
· Textless Opening and End Credits
· Creating My Neighbor Totoro
· Creating the Characters
· The Totoro Experience
· The Locations of My Neighbor Totoro
· Producer’s Perspective: Creating Ghibli
· 8-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements

Princess Mononoke

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, and Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes an epic masterpiece that has dazzled audiences worldwide with its breathtaking imagination, exhilarating battles, and deep humanity.

Inflicted with a deadly curse, the young warrior Ashitaka heads west in search of a cure. There, he stumbles into a bitter conflict between Lady Eboshi, the proud people of Iron Town, and the enigmatic Princess Mononoke, a young girl raised by wolves, who will stop at nothing to prevent the humans from destroying her home and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there. Featuring the voices of Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Billy Bob Thornton.

Bonus Features:
· Feature-Length Storyboards
· Original Theatrical Trailers
· TV Spots
· Princess Mononoke in USA
· Behind the Microphone
· 8-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements

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 eleven Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with The 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 that the medium is capable of.

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

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