GKIDS has released the following trailer:
Belle, the latest feature from Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda, will come out in North America courtesy of GKIDS. The distributor is planning a winter theatrical release, in both subbed and dubbed versions.
Due to come out in Japan on July 16, Belle tells the story of a teenage girl who joins the vast virtual world of U, where she assumes the identity of a pop star. It is produced by Tokyo-based Studio Chizu. The all-star creative team includes veteran Disney character designer Jin Kim and Wolfwalkers directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart.
The Belle deal was negotiated between GKIDS and Charades, which is handling sales in international markets (Nippon Television is selling the film in Asia).