Universal Pictures has set a digital and retail release date for “Mirai” this week, giving fans of the genre a chance to stream the Oscar nominated film. This year, “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Incredibles 2,” and “Mirai” are all competing for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Academy Awards. “Mirai” had the smallest opening in theaters on that list, which means it’s most likely the only one you haven’t seen if you’re a fan of the genre. Luckily for you, Universal Pictures is releasing “Mirai” on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD on April 9th.
The film hit select theaters at the end of November 2018, opening in 68 locations against “The Possession of Hannah Grace.” The animated-feature made $63K on its opening weekend and made over $753K for the studio.
Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children) directed the film, and the voice cast includes John Cho, (Star Trek, Searching), Rebecca Hall (The Town, Christine), and Daniel Dae Kim (“LOST,” “Hawaii Five-0”).
The story picks up when four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister and his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai—(meaning “future”)—the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. Kun becomes increasingly jealous of her, until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai as a teenager.
The studio teased the story adding “Together, Kun and Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story, in this magical and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.”
The film is the first animated feature from Japan to be nominated at the Golden Globes for Best Animated Feature and is the 2019 Annie Award winner for Best Animated Feature-Independent.
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