Funan Bought by GKIDS

Denis Do’s “Funan” Bought by GKIDS

If the company GKIDS doesn’t ring a bell, you had better research it.

Often releasing the best and most innovative animated films for adults and families, the studio has a knack for knowing an international hit when they see it - and their newest “get” is Denis Do’s Funan.

Funan, Do's inspiring and emotionally-searing story based on his own family, centers on Chou, a young woman living amid the chaos of 1975 Cambodia.  When the Khmer Rouge regime arrives and forces our protagonist from her home, she and her husband find themselves separated from their 4-year-old son.  Determined to reunite her family, Chou will risk everything to find her son and live the life she has committed to live.

Though no official trailer or release date has been announced, Funan is expected to hit US theaters in Spring 2019.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.