Stunning Animated ‘Mune: Guardian of the Moon,’ to Debut in U.S. Cinemas for a One-Day-Only Special Event on August 12

DENVER – June 27, 2017 – As part of a larger partnership to bring the best animation to the big screen, GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events are bringing “Mune: Guardian of the Moon” to U.S. movie theaters for its cinematic debut. Moviegoers will plunge into a world of wonder, magic and beauty in this fantastical animated adventure from the producers of “The Little Prince,” which hailed by critics as \"Stunning! Captivating! Like a made-for-children Avatar!\" (Le Monde).

“Mune: Guardian of the Moon” will be in movie theaters nationwide for one day only on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 12:55 p.m. local time. The French produced film is being released in a new English language version featuring: Rob Lowe (Sohone), Christian Slater (Leyoon), Patton Oswalt (Mox), Ed Helms (Spleen) and Jeff Dunham (Phospho). The program also includes GKIDS MINIFEST a super-fun, super-condensed festival of the best short animation from around the world. The release of “Mune: Guardian of the Moon” continues the partnership between GKIDS and Fathom Events, who are bringing six masterpieces from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli to theaters this year.

Tickets for “Mune: Guardian of the Moon” can be purchased online by visiting, or at participating theater box offices. Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 350 movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“We are thrilled to be bringing ‘Mune’ to U.S. movie theaters for the first time as part of our ongoing partnership with GKIDS,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “This title was created to be experienced on the big screen and enjoyed with fans and friends, and this event will give audiences a chance to do just that.”

“This is a magical, hugely entertaining, absolutely stunning film that has been wowing audiences young and old on the festival circuit,” said Eric Beckman, GKIDS CEO. “Now families and fantasy film lovers across America will get a chance to see it in theaters.”

As legend has it, the first Guardian of the Sun threw a harpoon into the cosmos and roped the sun to bring light and warmth to all of humanity. Then the Guardian of the Moon lured the moon to the Land of Darkness to provide a balance to the sun and supply the world with dreams. At a ceremony to appoint the two new guardians, an accident seems to occur: the heir apparent is passed over, and the title of Guardian of the Moon is bestowed on the waif-like creature, Mune, a small forest faun who is unprepared to take on such a weighty responsibility. This news excites Necross, the nefarious ruler of the Underworld, who decides to prey on Mune’s weakness and steal the sun for himself. Now it is up to unlikely hero Mune and his friend Glim to save the sun and restore order to the world.

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