Saturday News: Ghibli, The Cure, Dumbo, One Child Nation, Child’s Play

Saturday News: Ghibli, The Cure, Dumbo, One Child Nation, Child's Play 1

GKIDS & Fathom Events’ Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 Continues in July with WHISPER OF THE HEART

Throughout 2019, GKIDS and Fathom Events’ STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019 presents a series of Studio Ghibli’s celebrated animated masterpieces on cinema screens nationwide, along with some very special surprises. Following April’s showings of “Howl’s Moving Castle” and May’s “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind,” coming in July is “Whisper of the Heart“.
This July, discover the brilliance of this heartwarming coming-of-age classic from the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of “My Neighbor Totoro” and the Academy Award®-winning “Spirited Away.” Before the film, audiences can look forward to a special intro to the film from “Steven Universe” creator, and long-time fan of “Whisper of the Heart” – Rebecca Sugar.
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WHO: Fathom Events and GKIDS.
WHEN: Monday, July 1 at 7:00 p.m. local time (English-language dubbed).
Tuesday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m. local time (English-language subtitled).
WHERE: Tickets for “Whisper of the Heart” can be purchased online by visiting, or at participating theater box offices. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Tickets for Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 in Canada are also on sale now. Visit our partners at for more information.

‘The Cure – Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London’ in theaters 7/11

Trafalgar Releasing, in collaboration with Eagle Rock Entertainment, today announced the global cinema release of The Cure – Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London, celebrating 40 years of The Cure, cementing them as one of the defining rock bands of music history.

The film, slated for release from Thursday, July 11th, sees The Cure take the stage on a perfect July evening in London’s Hyde Park to deliver a set of a songs celebrating four decades of music making.

The ensuing film Anniversary 1978-2018 directed by longtime collaborator Tim Pope, captures them in glorious 4K. The 5.1 audio mix by Robert Smith and Paul Corkett complements and completes this fabulously immersive cinematic experience.

>From Lovesong to Lullaby, from Boy’s Don’t Cry to Burn, from Fascination Street to Friday I’m In Love, Robert Smith and his extraordinary band – Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Roger O’Donnell and Reeves Gabrels – take us on a magical trip through time.

The now seminal gig received widespread critical acclaim including five stars from The Independent, calling it “a perfect set”. Rolling Stone said there was a “unique power in The Cure’s live performance”, whilst NME called it “epic” and The Metro awarded four stars saying that the show was a “testament to how iconic The Cure’s music is that ticket-holders covered all generations”.

Lead singer of The Cure, Robert Smith says: “This really was the perfect way to celebrate 40 years of the band. It was a fabulous day none of us will ever forget”.

Disney’s Live-Action Adventure – DUMBO – Arrives on Digital, Blu-ray and 4K June 25


“Dumbo,” the grand live-action adventure from Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, which expanded on the beloved animated classic and sent spirits soaring, prepares for a landing on June 25. Disney invites fans to fall in love again with this heartfelt story, in which differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight, when it swoops into homes on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD — with never-before-seen bonus features, deleted scenes, Easter eggs and bloopers.

Stunning extras will transport viewers to the set of “Dumbo,” where cast members Danny DeVito (circus owner Max Medici), Michael Keaton (opportunistic businessman V.A. Vandevere), Colin Farrell (war-veteran-turned-elephant-keeper Holt Farrier), Eva Green (stunning aerialist Colette Marchant), Nico Parker (Farrier’s daughter, Milly) and Finley Hobbins (Farrier’s son, Joe) share their personal stories of courage and character. Features explore how Disney’s timeless animated story was brought to life with an incredibly expressive, lovable, fully computer-generated baby elephant; the longtime collaboration of Burton, production designer Rick Heinrichs and costume designer Colleen Atwood, which resulted in jaw-dropping sets and costumes; and the creation of the visually colossal Dreamland parade sequence. Also included are nine deleted scenes, hidden and not-so-hidden Easter eggs, bloopers and a special performance of “Baby Mine” by Arcade Fire.

In “Dumbo,” struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive but sinister entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, spectacular, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.

“Dumbo” will be released in several different formats, giving families the flexibility to watch it on a variety of devices. Viewers can watch the film in Digital 4K UHD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film as the 4K Ultra HD Edition (4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) and a single DVD.

Bonus features include*:

  • CIRCUS SPECTACULARS: Dumbo’s cast share their experience of making the film—and get to the heart of a story about family and believing in yourself.
  • THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: Explore how one of Disney’s most lovable characters went from an animated classic to a stunning live-action retelling.
  • BUILT TO AMAZE: Get a closer look at the film’s production and costume design.
  • DELETED SCENES: A compelling collection of scenes that almost made the final film.
    • Roustabout Rufus
    • Pachyderm Plans
    • The Other Medici Brother
    • Monkey Business
    • A Star Is Born
    • Where’s Dumbo
    • Elephant Heist
    • A Seat at the Show
  • EASTER EGGS ON PARADE: Discover the hidden and not-so-hidden nods to the animated Dumbo in this narrated tribute to the Disney classic.
  • CLOWNING AROUND: Laugh along with the cast in a collection of big-top bloopers and goofs from the set.
  • “BABY MINE”: Visual video performed by Arcade Fire


  • DREAMLAND – ANATOMY OF A SCENE: From Final Script to Final Scene: The filmmakers and cast talk a lot about the feeling of “grand intimacy” in the film. Step right up as they bring the Dreamland parade to life, accomplishing the rare marriage of a massive spectacle combined with an emotional tenderness.

Product SKUs: 4K Ultra HD (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital Code); Digital UHD, HD, SD; Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code); DVD and On-Demand
Feature Run Time: Approximately 111 minutes
Rating: US: Rated PG; CE/CF: Rated G (Bonus material not rated)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

  • 4K Ultra HD: English Dolby Atmos and 2.0 Descriptive Audio; Spanish and French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus Language Tracks
  • Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA and 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
  • DVD: English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio Language Tracks
  • UHD Digital: English Dolby Atmos (some platforms); English, Spanish and French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
  • HD Digital: English, Spanish and French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
  • SD Digital: English, Spanish and French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

Amazon Studios will release ONE CHILD NATION in select theaters on August 9, 2019. Here’s the trailer!

Amazon Studios will release ONE CHILD NATION in select theaters on August 9, 2019

One Child Nation uncovers the untold history of China’s One-Child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

Child’s Play by way of Gemr

Unearthed by the docu-series Collection Complete (which takes an in-depth look into the lives of artists and the collections that fuel their work, as presented by Gemr, an app for collectors worldwide), the show’s latest episode takes a look at the impact of horror cinema on Los-Angeles based filmmaker and collector Sean Clark, as well as one of the items which reside within his jaw-dropping private collection of screen-used props: a Child’s Play doll from 2017’s Cult of Chucky.
A deep dive into Clark’s life-long fascination with genre film, the episode focuses on his preschool introduction to horror via the films The Exorcist and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, screen-used items from the latter director’s 1981 film The Funhouse which now exist in Clark’s collection, and one particularly creepy Good Guys doll which shares a shelf in his home with another diminutive demon, the evil Annabelle from The Conjuring films.
The series’ seventeenth episode (future installments are set to showcase other items in Clark’s collection, including a screen-used Hellraiser box and The Resonator prop from 1986’s From Beyond), past episodes of Collection Complete have ventured into the personal collections of filmmakers Mike Mendez of Tales of Halloween fame and designer, artist and pinup Micheline Pitt, among others.
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What’s more, for the next four weeks, those who create a free account at’s horror club HERE will have a chance to WIN an Officially Licensed Child’s Play 2 Chucky Doll from Trick or Treat Studios (valued at over $500.00!) signed by the original Child’s Play director Tom Holland!
Collection Complete Horror Club Giveaway link:
Subscribe to the series’ Youtube channel here to see previous episodes of Collection Complete, and for more on Collection Complete, ‘like’ them on Facebook here and follow them on Instagram at CollectionComplete and on Twitter at @CollectionComp.
Gemr is the leading platform for collectors to discover, display, discuss and buy & sell collectibles. With over 75 million collectors worldwide, Gemr offers a vertically-integrated platform for all levels of collecting. Gemr currently has over 570,000 useres and over 540 unique clubs covering anime, gaming, horror, sci-fi, sports and more. Visit Gemr at or download the app to join the Gemr world.

Halloween x Available to Stream on HBO NOW

It doesn’t have to be Halloween for the bogeyman to come out. Halloween is available to stream on HBO NOW.


Following John Carpenter’s classic 1978 horror film by the same name, Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode in her final confrontation with infamous killer Michael Myers, who has haunted her since narrowly escaping his killing spree on Halloween night, four decades ago.

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