Film distributor GKIDS has announced their acquisition to the licensing rights to Future Boy Conan.
Future Boy Conan is notable for being Hayao Miyazaki’s breakout role as a director back in 1978. GKIDS, a film distributor who now holds the rights to many theatrical and home media releases of Studio Ghibli films in the west constantly remains on top of new releases from the renowned studio.
GKIDS is proud to announce the acquisition of the North American rights to FUTURE BOY CONAN, the debut series from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki! ✨#FutureBoyConan arrives in late 2021 for the first time ever in North America with an all-new 4K restoration and English dub. 💫 pic.twitter.com/cYbRu8w8KZ
— GKIDS Films (@GKIDSfilms) July 8, 2021
Twenty years ago, a terrible war fought with magnetic weapons caused the earth’s axis to tilt, and earthquakes and tidal waves destroyed civilization. Conan is born into this new world, raised by his adopted grandfather on an isolated island. But his life is forever changed when a mysterious girl named Lana washes ashore, pursued by shadowy operatives who seek to use her in a new scheme to control what’s left of the world.
The directorial debut of Academy Award®-winner Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) is a landmark in animation history. This delightful sci-fi adventure series, beloved worldwide but never before released in North America, features a new English language version and 4K digital restoration.
GKIDS is planning on releasing a dub for the series which has never before been released in North America.