GKIds Acquires “Satellite Girl And Milk Cow” – Animation Scoop

GKIds Acquires “Satellite Girl And Milk Cow”

GKIDS, acclaimed distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced that it is has acquired the North American distribution rights to Satellite Girl And Milk Cow, from acclaimed Korean director Chang Hyung-yun. Sales agent INDIESTORY represents the title worldwide. Satellite Girl And Milk Cow is available for streaming now via the VRV Select channel on VRV, an audience-focused aggregation platform, and will be followed by a theatrical and home video release this summer.

“I knew from the moment I first saw Satellite Girl and Milk Cow that we had to be involved,” said David Jesteadt, GKIDS’ president. “It is safe to say that you are unlikely to have ever seen anything like this movie before–a truly original, fantasy anime sci-fi rom-com, just bursting with humor and heart. I’m hoping as many people as possible get the opportunity to see this remarkable film.”

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 the crossfire of a raging magical battle and is transformed into Satellite Girl, complete with Astro Boy-like rocket shoes and weapon-firing limbs. Meanwhile, the balladeer in question – a loser 20 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. From the brilliant and slightly twisted mind of writer/director Chang Hyung-yun, Satellite Girl and Milk Cow is a heartfelt and wildly entertaining commentary on the possibility for human connection in the crazy, mixed-up, post-modern world we live in.

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
Jerry Beck
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