Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1 [Official US Trailer, GKIDS - Jan 10 & 12]
What You Need to Know:
- More exciting news from GKIDS as they, along with Fathom Events have announced the U.S. national debut of Studio Ponoc's animated anthology MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOLUME 1.
- This feature-length collection of three short films is the latest project from Studio Ponoc, the new Japanese animation studio founded by two-time Academy Award-nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There) and featuring many artists from the venerable Studio Ghibli.
- MODEST HEROES is the studio's follow-up to last year's critically-acclaimed animated feature Mary and The Witch's Flower, which was also presented in cinemas by Fathom Events and GKIDS. In addition to screening the anthology, attendees will view behind-the-scenes exclusive content on the making of MODEST HEROES. MODEST HEROES, is an ambitious collection of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today.
- There are three stories in the anthology: Kanini & Kanino, Life Ain't Gonna Lose, and Invisible. Kanini & Kanino is directed by Academy Award-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There, Mary and The Witch's Flower); Life Ain't Gonna Lose, featuring the voice of Maggie Q (Nikita, Designated Survivor), is helmed by Yoshiyuki Momose, who was a key animator on Isao Takahata's films at Studio Ghibli; and Invisible director Akihiko Yamashita was a key animator on many of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's best-known films.
Source: Official Press Release
MODEST HEROES comes to more than 500 U.S. cinemas on Thursday, January 10 at 7 p.m. local time (in English) and Saturday, January 12 at 12:55 p.m. local time (in Japanese with English subtitles). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).