Plot: What's the story about?
In the aftermath of a brutal war, former soldier Van toils in amine controlled by the ruling empire. One day, his solitary existence is upended when a pack of wild dogs carrying a deadly and incurable disease attack, leaving only Van and a young girl named Yuna as survivors. Finally free, the pair seek out a simple existence in the countryside but are pursued by nefarious forces. Intent on protecting Yuna at all costs, Van must uncover the true cause of the plague ravaging the kingdom—and its possible cure.
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Production: What we know about The Deer King?
- ntinuing their partnership with Fathom Events, fan preview events for THE DEER KING will play in cinemas nationwide on Wednesday, July 13th (Japanese language), and Thursday, July 14th (English language dubbed). In addition to the full feature, audiences will view a special introduction from Director Masashi Ando, exclusive to the Fathom Events screenings. Fan preview events will be followed by a limited theatrical release in select markets nationwide by GKIDS starting Friday, July 15th (6/26/2022).
- The Deer King is a sweeping fantasy epic that marks the directing debut of Masashi Ando, whose work on such landmark films as Spirited Away, Paprika, and Your Name. helped shape the world of modern animation (6/26/2022).
- June 2022: The film was in Completed status.
The Deer King Release Date: When was the film released?
The Deer King was released in 2022 on Friday, July 15, 2022 (Nationwide release). There were 18 other movies released on the same date, including Where The Crawdads Sing, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank and Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris.