Stand by Me Doraemon, the 36th feature film and the first CG-animated one starring the popular animated Japanese robotic cat Doraemon, is scheduled to be released in 57 territories outside of Japan over the next few weeks.
According to Animation Magazine, the film, which has been a huge hit in Japan, is set to play across Asia, Middle East, India and Europe. It will be also be the first time in Doraemon franchise history that a feature will play in Italy, Switzerland, and the Philippines. The film is directed Takashi Yamazaki and Ryuichi Yagi and is being distributed by Toho Co, Ltd.
From the Doraemon Facebook page:
‘Doraemon’ is a Japanese manga series created by Fujiko F. Fujio (the pen name of Hiroshi Fujimoto) which later became an anime series and an Asian franchise. The series is about an earless robotic cat named Doraemon, who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a schoolboy, Nobita Nobi.
We’ll let you know if there’s news about a U.S. release of the film.
Sources: Animation Magazine