Belle, the latest feature from Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda, will come out in North America courtesy of GKIDS. The distributor is planning a winter theatrical release, in both subbed and dubbed versions.
Due to come out in Japan on July 16, Belle tells the story of a teenage girl who joins the vast virtual world of U, where she assumes the identity of a pop star. It is produced by Tokyo-based Studio Chizu. The all-star creative team includes veteran Disney character designer Jin Kim and Wolfwalkers directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart.
GKIDS has released the following trailer: