DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of a larger partnership to bring the best animation to the big screen, GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events are bringing “Mune: Guardian of the Moon” to U.S. movie theaters for its cinematic debut. Moviegoers will plunge into a world of wonder, magic and beauty in this fantastical animated adventure from the producers of “The Little Prince,” which was hailed by critics as "Stunning! Captivating! Like a made-for-children Avatar!" (Le Monde).
“Mune: Guardian of the Moon” will be in movie theaters nationwide for one day only on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 12:55 p.m. local time. The French produced film is being released in a new English language version featuring: Rob Lowe (Sohone), Christian Slater (Leyoon), Patton Oswalt (Mox), Ed Helms (Spleen) and Jeff Dunham (Phospho). The program also includes GKIDS MINIFEST a super-fun, super-condensed festival of the best short animation from around the world. The release of “Mune: Guardian of the Moon” continues the partnership between GKIDS and Fathom Events, who are bringing six masterpieces from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli to theaters this year.
Tickets for “Mune: Guardian of the Moon” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, www.munemovie.com or at participating theater box offices. Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 350 movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“We are thrilled to be bringing ‘Mune’ to U.S. movie theaters for the first time as part of our ongoing partnership with GKIDS,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “This title was created to be experienced on the big screen and enjoyed with fans and friends, and this event will give audiences a chance to do just that.”
“This is a magical, hugely entertaining, absolutely stunning film that has been wowing audiences young and old on the festival circuit,” said Eric Beckman, GKIDS CEO. “Now families and fantasy film lovers across America will get a chance to see it in theaters.”
As legend has it, the first Guardian of the Sun threw a harpoon into the cosmos and roped the sun to bring light and warmth to all of humanity. Then the Guardian of the Moon lured the moon to the Land of Darkness to provide a balance to
the sun and supply the world with dreams. At a ceremony to appoint the two new guardians, an accident seems to occur: the heir apparent is passed over, and the title of Guardian of the Moon is bestowed on the waif-like creature, Mune, a small forest faun who is unprepared to take on such a weighty responsibility. This news excites Necross, the nefarious ruler of the Underworld, who decides to prey on Mune’s weakness and steal the sun for himself. Now it is up to unlikely hero Mune and his friend Glim to save the sun and restore order to the world.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
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 nine Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations – including The Secret of Kells, A Cat in Paris, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and Boy and the World. GKIDS also handles North American theatrical distribution for Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki's 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 founder and CEO Eric Beckman is also co-founder of New York International Children’s Film Festival, an Oscar-qualifying event and North America’s largest film festival for children and teens.