Anime, Wild Bunch Take French Rights to Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai’ From Charades (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 4/17/2018 | Elsa Keslassy
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Paris-based companies Anime and Wild Bunch Distribution have partnered to acquire French distribution rights to Mamoru Hosoda’s animated feature “Mirai” which will world premiere at Cannes’s Directors Fortnight.

Represented in international markets by Charades and produced by Hosoda’s own animation banner Studio Chizu, “Mirai” will be the first Japanese animated feature to world premiere at Cannes.

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Wild Bunch will handle the film’s theatrical distribution in France. Toho will release “Mirai” under the title “Mirai no Mirai” in Japan on July 20. GKids previously acquired U.S. rights to the feature.

The fantasy-filled tale centers on a 4-year-old boy who feels his place in his parent’s affections threatened by the arrival of a baby sister, Mirai. Then she reveals herself as a girl from the future.

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“As a parent myself, I realized that our children’s lives are very similar to our own at that age, even though the times are different,” said Hosoda.” Through a house, a garden and a family, I wanted to portray this great cycle of life and sense of generation and continuity that binds us all.”

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