From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: MIRAI

JOHN CHO, REBECCA HALL AND DANIEL DAE KIM LEND THEIR VOICES IN THE INCREDIBLY MOVING, HEART-WARMING AND BEAUTIFULLY ANIMATED FILM

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 20, 2019 — (PRNewswire) —  A young boy embarks on an enchanting journey and learns the importance of family in the 2019 Academy Award® nominated film, MIRAI, arriving on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, Digital via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE, and On Demand on April 9, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in partnership with GKIDS. Hailed by critics as "a work of heart-swelling beauty" (Wendy Ide, Screen Daily), MIRAI is backed by an all-star voice cast including John Cho, (Star Trek, Searching), Rebecca Hall (The Town, Christine), and Daniel Dae Kim ("LOST," "Hawaii Five-0").

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Mirai

From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children) comes a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai—(meaning "future")—the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun's entire family. Kun becomes increasingly jealous of her, until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai as a teenager! Together, Kun and Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family's incredible story, in this magical and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.

"An intimately warm hug of a movie that has the power to move us to tears" (Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap), MIRAI holds the distinction of being the first animated feature from Japan to be nominated at the Golden Globes for Best Animated Feature and is the 2019 Annie Award winner for Best Animated Feature-Independent. MIRAI on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital takes viewers behind-the-scenes of this acclaimed film with captivating bonus content including an interview with director Mamoru Hosoda and a visit to Studio Chizu. The Blu-ray and Digital editions take fans on an even deeper journey, illuminating the inspirations and makings of MIRAI with two additional hours of never-before-seen bonus features!

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY & DIGITAL:

  • Japanese Cast Interviews - The cast of the original language version of Mirai is interviewed by host Hiroyuki Amano.
  • Mirai at Cannes Film Festival - Mamoru Hosoda and Moka Kamishiraishi (voice of Kun) attend the Cannes Film Festival for the world premiere of Mirai.
  • The New World of Mamoru Hosoda - A behind-the-scenes at Studio Chizu with Mamoru Hosoda as he builds a new world for Mirai.
  • Mirai in Japan - The director and the cast of Mirai greet audiences across Japan following the release of the film.
  • Mamoru Hosoda Visits Toyoma Prefecture - Gen Hoshino (voice of Father) gets a special tour of Studio Chizu guided by director Mamoru Hosoda.
  • "My Future" by Hosoda and the Japanese Voice Cast - A message from the director and cast of Mirai to their future selves.

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY, DVD, & DIGITAL:

  • Interview with Director Mamoru Hosoda - An in-depth interview with director Mamoru Hosoda, discussing the challenges that went into the making of Mirai.
  • Visiting Studio Chizu - Gen Hoshino (voice of Father) gets a special tour of Studio Chizu guided by director Mamoru Hosoda.
  • Trailers & TV Spots
  • More from GKIDS

FILMMAKERS:
English Voices: John Cho, Rebecca Hall, Daniel Dae Kim
Original Voices: Moka Kamishiraishi, Haru Kuroki, Gen Hoshino, Kumiko Aso, Mitsuo Yoshihara, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Koji Yakusho/Masaharu Fukuyama
Director, Screenplay, Original Story by: Mamoru Hosoda
Animation Directors: Hiroyuki Aoyama, Ayako Hata
Art Directors: Takashi Omori, Yohei Takamatsu
Music Composer: Masakatsu Takagi
Opening and Main Theme Song by: Tatsuro Yamashita

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY:
Street Date: April 9, 2019
Selection Number: 44202763
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles: English SDH, English and Spanish
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Run Time: 1 Hour, 38 Minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:
Street Date: April 9, 2019
Selection Number: 44202762
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles: English SDH, English and Spanish
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and Japanese Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Run Time: 1 Hour, 38 Minutes

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Website: www.MiraiMovie.com 
UPHE Website: http://uni.pictures/Mirai
Trailer: http://uni.pictures/MiraiTrailer 
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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 most recently, Mirai for this year's Oscars.  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 recently launched ANIMATION IS FILM, an annual LA-based film festival. ANIMATION IS FILM 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.

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