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With school coming to a close, we're always up for finding ways to keep the kids busy, educated, and entertained. Summer should be fun, after all. One thing we love doing is learning about things from different cultures. I believe that in today's multicultural world, having a solid enough understanding of people, places, and things that may seem strange or "different" is an important thing when it comes to kids. My children absolutely love immersing themselves in different cultures, and they always have tons of questions to ask.
One thing we'll be doing this summer is letting the kids watch age-appropriate, foreign films. One great, South Korean film is set to hit the shelves in June!
Spoiler: It's delightfully weird, by American standards.
GKIDS and Shout! Factory have announced the release of the charming fantasy/science fiction romance Satellite Girl and Milk Cow on Blu-ray/DVD on June 5, 2018. Bonus features include the short film Coffee Vending Machine And Its Sword, and trailers.
The debut feature-length film from Korean director Chang Hyung-yun, acclaimed creator of animated short films that have premiered and won prizes at festivals worldwide, the highly original Satellite Girl and Milk Cow was produced by Cho Young-kag (The Fake, The King of Pigs), and received an Asia Pacific Screen Award nomination for Best Animated Feature.
An out of commission satellite picks up a lovelorn ballad on her radio antenna and descends to Earth to find the source of such sincere emotions. But on the way she is caught in a raging magical battle and transforms into Satellite Girl, complete with rocket shoes and weapon-firing limbs. Meanwhile, the balladeer in question – a loser twenty-something at a café open mic – meets the fate that befalls all broken-hearted lovers: he is turned into a farm animal. But love knows no bounds, and aided by the wise and powerful Merlin – a wizard who has been turned into a roll of toilet paper – our duo must evade the all-consuming incinerator monster, the wily pig witch, and other nefarious adversaries in an attempt to be together.
· Coffee Vending Machine And Its Sword Short Film
OUR THOUGHTS :
This movie was definitely eccentric, quirky, and kept my kids' attention. The story follows Satellite Girl who is literally a satellite that changes into a somewhat human form, and milk cow, who is actually a human, but trapped in the body of a cow.
It actually kind of reminds me of a certain film where a gal falls in love with a beast, but much, much weirder.
The kids were nothing but giggles as they watched this movie, and they especially enjoyed the toilet paper. Yes, there is a character that is a roll of toilet paper. Strange? Oh yeah. But oddly, it works here and fits right into this bizarre, sci-fi love story.
If you're looking for something truly different and out of the ordinary, or you just love all things Korean, definitely check out this fun tale. Will it win an Oscar? No. Not likely. Will it keep your family entertained? Absolutely.
We give this movie 4/5 stars.
GKIDS is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding ten Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, and most recently, The Breadwinner for this year’s Oscars. GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away,My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others.
GKIDS recently launched ANIMATION IS FILM, an annual LA-based film festival. The first edition took place October 20-22 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood for a sold-out audience of 5,000. ANIMATION IS FILM embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest range of expression that the medium is capable of.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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