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Satsuki Film Company is a British-American-Japanese production company founded in 2013. They produce anime-styled traditionally-animated movies and television shows, some of which were based on pre-existing properties. They were also known for distributing obscure anime in various territories.

History

In March 2018, they became a subsidary of 1happycats Productions, as a result of a relationship they developed during production of their first three co-produced TV shows. Due to the production problems and copyright issues 1happycats Productions was facing, they split up from the company in 2019.

In December 2020, they became a subsidary of WarnerMedia, as part of a deal to stream their properties on HBO Max.

Productions

Note: The distributors listed for any pre-2021 works are from before the WarnerMedia buyout.

Movies

Title Original release Distributor Based on Additional notes
Sakura‏‎ July 16, 2013 Walt Disney Pictures
The Three Doors‏‎ October 21, 2013 Walt Disney Pictures The Golden Door and part of The Silver Door
Pacific Rim January 22, 2014 Universal Pictures Pacific Rim
Dragon Rider‏‎ April 13, 2014 Warner Bros. Pictures Cornelia Funke's self-titled book
Pacific Rim: Rise of the Daikaju June 22, 2014 Universal Pictures Pacific Rim
Dragon of Alasaya‏‎ July 30, 2014 Walt Disney Pictures
Gaia: The Last Continent‏‎ September 21, 2014 Universal Pictures
Gaiaborn‏‎ December 29, 2014 Universal Pictures
Pokémon Strange Journeys: The Rise of Dr. Eggman August 7, 2015 1happycats Productions Pokémon and Sonic the Hedgehog franchises
Rebirth of Godzilla‏‎ September 13, 2015 Universal Pictures Godzilla franchise
Gamera vs. Godzilla‏‎ October 10, 2015 Universal Pictures Gamera and Godzilla franchises
Kong: King of Skull Island‏‎ November 7, 2015 Universal Pictures King Kong franchise
Godzilla and Kong: Clash of Kings‏‎ December 21, 2015 Universal Pictures Godzilla and King Kong franchises
The Return of Kong‏‎ January 7, 2016 Universal Pictures King Kong franchise
Godzilla: The Spirit Wars‏‎ February 3, 2016 Universal Pictures Godzilla franchise
Godzilla: Age of Bagan‏‎ April 20, 2016 Universal Pictures Godzilla franchise
Godzilla Dynasty‏‎ May 10, 2016 Universal Pictures Godzilla franchise
Pokémon Strange Journeys: Adventures in Minecraft‏‎ June 17, 2016 1happycats Productions Pokémon and Minecraft franchises
Godzilla: Legends‏‎ July 24, 2016 Universal Pictures Godzilla franchise
Godzilla: Reborn‏‎ August 29, 2016 Universal Pictures Godzilla franchise
Dragon Slayers‏‎ March 3, 2017 Universal Pictures
Pokémon Strange Journeys: Mystery of the Missing Kid May 30, 2017 1happycats Productions Pokémon franchise and My Neighbor Totoro
Godzilla: Shadows and Flame‏‎ June 16, 2017 Universal Pictures Godzilla franchise
The Kusakabes: Origins May 18, 2018 1happycats Productions My Neighbor Totoro
Road Blaster‏‎ June 10, 2018 Satsuki Film Company
The Jewel Fish of Karnak‏‎ August 30, 2019 Satsuki Film Company Graeme Base's self-titled book
The Kusakabes: Halloween Hijinks September 27, 2019 Satsuki Film Company My Neighbor Totoro
Kurokawa's Show of a Hundred Spirits‏‎ November 9, 2019 Satsuki Film Company The Greatest Showman and Ringing Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus The first one-off film produced by Satsuki Film Company to be a musical
Pacific Rim: Year Zero‏‎ January 6, 2020 Universal Pictures Pacific Rim
Machine Man‏‎ June 9, 2020 Walt Disney Pictures Characters from Marvel Comics
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow September 23, 2020 Walt Disney Pictures Washington Irving's self-titled short story

TV shows

Title Original release Distributor(s) Based on Additional notes
Pokémon Strange Journeys January 26, 2015-August 11, 2017 1happycats Productions Pokémon anime
Valley of the Wind February 3, 2016-October 25, 2017 1happycats Productions Nausicaä in the Valley of the Wind A more faithful adaptation of the manga it is based on
The Kusakabes August 7, 2017-June 24, 2019 1happycats Productions (2017-2019)
Satsuki Film Company (2019)
My Neighbor Totoro
Ponyo: Adventures Beyond the Sea May 30-August 22, 2018 1happycats Productions Ponyo
The Great Ghibli Five December 8, 2018-August 1, 2020 1happycats Productions (2018-2019)
Satsuki Film Company (2019-2020)
Various Studio Ghibli films The Ogakis November 14, 2019-February 6, 2020 Satsuki Film Company My Neighbor Totoro Spin-off of The Kusakabes
Miracle Paint December 11, 2019-July 9, 2020 Satsuki Film Company Miracle Paint

Short films

Title Original release Distributor Based on Additional notes
Go for a Punch‏‎ April 11, 2020 Satsuki Film Company The "Saki Sanobashi" urban legend
There's Something About Wallace November 6, 2020 Satsuki Film Company Dee McLean's self-titled book

Trivia

  • The company is named after the My Neighbor Totoro character Satsuki Kusakabe, which makes sense considering they would produce a show with the characters (the aforementioned Satsuki included) from that film titled The Kusakabes. The color scheme in the logo corresponds to the colors of the clothes Satsuki herself wears.
  • Much of Satsuki Film Company's works feature music composed by Dragon Ball Z Kai composer Kenji Yamamoto, and voice talent from Dick & Rodger's Sound Studio in Vancouver, Canada.
  • In addition to producing films and TV shows, they also produced English dubs of various anime, such as Dr. Slump and Ocean Waves. These dubs used voice talent from Super Dubbers.
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