Children of the Sea PosterYesterday, GKIDS and Fathom Events announced that they will be distributing the animated film, Children of the Sea in theaters. The Fathom Events screenings will be a two night event in select theaters across North America on Monday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 22. Then the film will have a limited release by GKIDS on April 24th. In addition, screenings of the film will feature a special interview with director Ayumu Watanabe, and CGI director Kenichiro Akimoto.

 

Also, with this announcement Fathom Events Senior Director of Programming Brian Deulley provided this quote:

“We are pleased to be a part of bringing ‘Children of the Sea’ to U.S. audiences. The GKIDS/Fathom partnership continues to deliver the best of anime to cinema audiences across the nation and this title will wow fans of all ages.”

Children of the Sea is the latest feature from STUDIO4°C, known for producing Animatrix and Batman: Gotham Knight. The film movie is an adaptation of Daisuke Igarashi’s manga of the same name. Moreover, the manga won the Excellence Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival. In addition, the film is directed by the aforementioned Ayumu Watanabe of Space Brothers and Doraemon fame. Furthermore, the film score is by award-winning composer Joe Hisaishi; he’s known for his work on Studio Ghibli movies: My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away & Howl’s Moving Castle.

 

Finally, tickets for Children of the Sea will be available on Thursday, March 12. People can purchase their tickets from either Fathom Events, Children of the Sea’s official site, or at participating theaters. For a complete list of locations please visit Fathom Events. Furthermore, Canada distribution is available through Cineplex.

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