background img

The New Stuff

GKIDS Picks Up Ernest & Celestine
1134 Views

GKIDS Picks Up Ernest & Celestine


GKIDS Picks Up Ernest & Celestine

Indie distributor GKIDS has recently announced that they will be distributing the critically acclaimed French animated feature Ernest & Celestine in the US starting this fall. Based on Gabrielle Vincent’s series of children’s books, the film is a hand-painted watercolor animation that tells the story of an unlikely friendship between the bear Ernest and a young mouse named Celestine.

Ernest & Celestine is produced by Didier Brunner and Les Armateurs, and is directed by Stephane Aubier, Benjamin Renner, and Vincent Patar. The film was already screened at the Cannes Film Festival, where it got a special mention at Director’s Fortnight. The North American premiere will be at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival, while French release is slated for December 12th, 2012.

GKIDS president Eric Beckman said, “We are overjoyed to be bringing Ernest & Celestine to US audiences. The film is a triumph of 2D animation and storytelling. A phenomenally beautiful hand painted watercolor design, immensely likable characters, a wonderful ‘friendship against all odds’ story that sweeps you up and does not waste a single minute of screen time. It is just overflowing with warmth and playful visual humor, there is so, so much to like about this movie.”

For more info, visit www.gkids.tv/films


Neil Raymundo

A cowardly and treacherous Toonbarn blogger who can transform into a McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. Secretly wants to replace Toonbarn Rob as leader of the Decepticons. Also wrote some stuff for The World Comic Book Review.

Recently Published

»

Disney is Rebooting the Proud Family?

A lot of the young Toonbarn readers probably won’t remember ...

»

TRAILER: DreamWorks’ Archibald’s Next Big Thing

DreamWorks Animation recently unveiled the official trailer for ...

»

Hasbro Acquires eOne for $4B

Toy company Hasbro continues to expand, as it recently managed ...

»

eOne Kickstarts New Bike-Themed Series, Ricky Zoom

eOne is preparing to launch a new bike-themed preschool series ...

»

Nickelodeon Promotes Early Entrepreneurship with Middle School Moguls

Nickelodeon recently announced a new four part series of half ...

»

LEGO DC Batman: Family Matters Interviews at SDCC

ToonBarn Head Writer Marc Morrell was at the World Premiere of LEGO ...

»

Batman: Hush blu-ray released today; Exclusive Production Crew Interviews

Yesterday, we shared our Exclusive ToonBarn Interviews with the ...

»

Batman: Hush Exclusive Interviews with the Voice Cast from SDCC Premiere

To honor tomorrow’s Blu-ray release of Batman: Hush, we have ...

»

Voice Cast for Star Trek: Lower Decks Revealed

One of the more exciting bits of news surrounding the Comic-Con ...

Skip to toolbar