terms & conditions

Policy: Non-Theatrical Public Performance Rights

All titles listed on the GKIDS Non-Theatrical Website come with Public Performance Rights and are exclusively available for purchase to colleges, universities, public libraries, and other institutions. 


 An institutional purchase grants the institution the right to screen the film to its students and faculty, on campus or school grounds, where no admission is charged. These screenings fall outside of the The Copyright Act, which allows films to be screened by a physically present teacher/instructor to enrolled students within the classroom, in which the film is an integral part of the session. 


The GKIDS Collection for Public Libraries and The Studio Ghibli Collection grants library branches the right to screen the film to its patrons (fewer than 50 attendees) on library property, where no admission is charged. Rights last through the lifetime of the DVD.


For all other types of public screenings, or for additional questions, please contact us directly at theatrical@gkids.com or 212-528-0500 ext. 113.Digital Site Licenses for institutions are available for select titles (excluding The Studio Ghibli Collection). Please contact us for more information and pricing. 


 In the event any institution or library fails to uphold agreement, Public Performance Rights are subject to immediate termination without the refund of licensing fee. 

For Colleges & Universities: How do public performance rights work for Studio Ghibli collection titles?

Any titles included within the Studio Ghibli collection permit up to two screenings for up to one year from the date of purchase for a flat rate of $350 per title. For additional screenings, please email theatrical@gkids.com to receive a quote. 


 If you plan on hosting a screening event open to the general public, wish to charge admission, or screen on DCP or 35mm, please contact theatrical@gkids.com for assistance or visit the GKIDS Bookings Form.  

For Colleges & Universities: Does my Studio Ghibli purchase include an exhibition copy?

Purchase of Public Performance Rights for titles within The Studio Ghibli Collection does not include exhibition disc copies. To purchase Studio Ghibli DVDs and BluRays, please go to www.ghiblicollection.com or contact theatrical@gkids.com to inquire about a bulk discount order of 5 titles or more. 

For Colleges & Institutions:  Ordering, Shipping & Handling

PPR for individual titles can be purchased by our website, contacting theatrical@gkids.com, or at 212-528-0500x113 between the hours of 10am and 6pm EST, Monday - Friday. Purchase orders are accepted. Titles not currently listed on our Non-Theatrical Website may carry format restrictions, such as limited DCP and 35mm exhibition only.


We accept all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), or check payments for institutional orders. If you are ordering discs in addition to the license, please allow 2-3 weeks for processing and shipping of your order. All shipments are made only after receipt of payment.


Cancellations must require 30 days written notice.

For Public Libraries: Pricing, Subscription & Renewal

"The GKIDS Collection" Umbrella License for Public Libraries is charged on an annual basis for a nominal fee of $450.00. The subscription fee covers the annual public performance license rights only, and is good for up to one year from the date of subscription purchase. 


Disc purchases can be offered at discount value in addition to the annual license. For assistance, please email please email theatrical@gkids.com with a list of desired DVD or Blu-Ray purchases to receive a quote. 


 Subscription purchases are non-refundable after 48 hours of purchase. If you choose not to renew your subscription, public performance rights will expire one year from the date of initial sign-up. One of our representatives will contact you via email to inquire of renewal for the following year. 


 Subsequent contract years may or may not include pricing adjustments depending on various factors, including the increase or decrease of titles offered within the license. Renewal payment will be due no later than the commencement date of the original contract year. 


 Please Note: Public Performance Licenses must be purchased by each individual library branch location.

For Public Libraries: The Studio Ghibli Collection — How do Public Performance Rights work for The Studio Ghibli Collection?

Any titles included within The Studio Ghibli Collection Bundle License permit up to two screenings for up to one year from the date of purchase, with an automatic subscription to renew. For additional screenings, please email theatrical@gkids.com to receive a quote. 


Subscription purchases are non-refundable after 48 hours of purchase. If you choose not to renew your subscription, public performance rights will expire upon date of initial sign-up after sending an email request to theatrical@gkids.com to cancel. Otherwise, subscription renewals will be automatic using the credit card on file. 


All participating Public Libraries are expected to report titles screened throughout the lifetime of the license. Every quarter, GKIDS will contact each participating library for an updated list of titles screened.If you plan on hosting a screening event open to an audience of over 50 attendees, wish to charge admission, or screen on DCP and/or 35mm formats, please contact theatrical@gkids.com for assistance or visit the GKIDS Bookings Form


For Public Libraries: The Studio Ghibli Collection — Does my The Studio Ghibli Bundle License purchase include an exhibition copies of the entire collection?

Purchase The Studio Ghibli Collection Bundle License does not include exhibition disc copies. To purchase Studio Ghibli DVDs and BluRays, please go to www.GhibliCollection.com or contact theatrical@gkids.com to inquire about a bulk discount order of 5 titles or more. 

Disc Returns

Except in the event of a technical defect, institutional DVDs and Blu-Rays purchased with PPL may NOT be returned after they have been viewed.