GKIDS, Shout! Factory Set Digital, Disc Release Dates for ‘Belle’

Belle, the critically hailed anime film from Academy Award-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda, will be released to home viewers in May by GKIDS and Shout! Factory.

The film will be available through digital retailers on May 3, and on Blu-ray Disc (in a DVD combo pack) two weeks later, on May 17. 

A heartfelt story of growing up in the era of social media, Belle also will be available in a Steelbook edition exclusive to Target.

The Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and Steelbook editions will come with a number of bonus features, including a conversation with director Hosoda, the featurettes “The Making of Belle,” “The Music of Belle,” and “Finding the Voice of Belle,” a documentary on the drawing of Belle, a design gallery and scene breakdowns.

Digital versions of the film will be available both in the original Japanese and as an English dub, while the Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and Steelbook editions will contain both Japanese and English versions. 

Belle‘s English voice cast includes Chace Crawford, Manny Jacinto, Kylie McNeill and Hunter Schafer. 

Advance orders for the film may be placed now at ShoutFactory.com.