The distributor has acquired North American rights to the upcoming Studio Ghibli animation following their collaboration on The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya.

Hiromasa Yonebayashi directed When Marnie Was There (Omoide No Marnie) based on the British children’s novel by Joan G Robinson about a troubled young girl drawn to an abandoned home and a mysterious girl who appears in the window.

GKIDS plans a spring theatrical release and awards campaign.  

Studio Ghibli and Geoffrey Wexler are collaborating on an English-language version.

GKIDS and Studio Ghibli previously partnered on the 2014 documentary The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness and the 2013 animated From Up on Poppy Hill.  

GKIDS handles North American theatrical distribution on the Studio Ghibli library of films, which includes Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others.