‘The Boy And The Beast’ movie release date is scheduled for late 2015, FUNimation Entertainment, the leading anime company in North America, signed an agreement with Gaumont International for the new Japanese Animated Film by Mamoru Hosoda.
“We’re excited to bring The Boy and The Beast to audiences across the United States,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of FUNimation.
“Mamoru Hosoda is a masterful director and has made Japanese animated film accessible to everyone.” Mamoru Hosoda’s “The Boy and The Beast” isn’t the first time the director has worked with FUNimation, the company also distributed Hosoda’s films in the U.S.
including the critically acclaimed and award-winning “Wolf Children” in 2013 and “Summer Wars” in 2010.
“We are looking forward to working with Gaumont International and plan to release ‘The Boy and The Beast’ to theaters beginning in late 2015,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation.
“We’re confident that critics and moviegoers will quickly agree that this is an Oscar worthy film.” Ther acquisition of “The Boy and The Beast” exemplifies the FUNimation’s strategy announced in December 2014 — to bring to theaters its extensive library of content and future releases through the creation of a new theatrical events and distribution division based in New York City.
As part of its agreement with Gaumont International, FUNimation has secured exclusive rights to theatrical, digital and home video distribution of the film. FUNimation is the North American leader in the distribution of animated content from Japan.
“The Boy and The Beast” will be shown in select theaters in late 2015 and nationwide in early 2016.