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GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to Marona’s Fantastic Tale

GKIDS has recently secured the distribution rights for the animated feature Marona’s Fantastic Tale, covering North America. The film is directed by Anca Damian, whose past credits include the 2012 Annecy Cristal Prize for Best Feature, Crulic: The Path to Beyond. The film premired at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival to great reception. The North American all-rights deal was ...

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GKIDS Acquires North American Distribution Rights for The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

GKIDS is known for being particularly keen on acquiring the distribution rights to quality foreign animated content, with an aim to distribute the content for the North American market. This reputation is reaffirmed with their acquisition of the NA distribution rights to “The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales,” a new feature from Ernest & Celestine co-director Benjamin Renner. Originally ...

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Studio Ghibli Catalog Home Entertainment Rights Secured by GKIDS

Independent entertainment producer and distributor GKIDS has hit a homerun recently, as they managed to ink a partnership deal with legendary Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli. Under the deal, the distributor will handle Studio Ghibli’s rich catalog of animated content for the North American region. Fans will get to enjoy the fruits of the partnership starting on October 17, 2017, as ...

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GKIDS Unveils The Breadwinner

Independent animation distributor GKIDS has recently unveiled the first teaser trailer for director Nora Twomey’s new feature “The Breadwinner,” which is produced by Aircraft Pictures’ Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen, Cartoon Saloon’s Tomm Moore and Paul Young, and Melusine Productions’ Stephan Roelants. You can check out the trailer below: The BreadWinner revolves around the young girl ...

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GKIDS to Screen A Town Called Panic Double Feature

GKIDS will be screening two zany stop-motion features in a limited one-day-only event called A Town Called Panic: Double Fun in select theaters on September 24, as a way of celebrating Art House Theater Day. The double feature consists of new adventures from Oscar-nominated directors Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar (Ernest & Celestine), Christmas Panic and Back to School Panic. A Town ...

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GKIDS Secures North American Rights to My Life as a Zucchini

Import animation distributor GKIDS has recently acquired the North American rights to the Annecy Crystal winning stop motion animated feature Ma vie de Courgette/My Life as a Zucchini, through a deal brokered by Eric Beckman of GKIDS and Indie Sales’ head of sales and co-founder Nicolas Eschbach. Based on a script by Celine Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy) and directed by Claude Barras, My Life as a ...

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Phantom Boy Release Date Revealed

Theatrical openings of the Phantom Boy in Los Angeles and New York have been announced. The newest animated feature from Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli (A Cat in Paris) bow on July 15 at IFC Center in New York and on July 22 at the Nuart Theater in LA. Phantom Boy follows Leo, who has a secret – a strange illness which transformed him into a phantom boy. While inside the hospital, Leo ...

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April and the Extraordinary World English Cast Announced

GKIDS (North American animation importer) has announced the English language voice cast for the latest French-produced feature film April and the Extraordinary World from Chrstian Desmares and Franck Ekinci. Voice cast includes Angela Galuppo (April), Paul Giamatti, Susan Sarandon, Tony Hale and J.K. Simmons with Mark Camacho, Tony Robinow, Tod Fennell and Macha Grenon. GKIDS will premiere both ...

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GKids Reveal US Trailer for Boy and the World

Indie animation distributor GKIDS has recently posted a new trailer for Brazilian artist Ale Abreu’s award-winning animated feature, Boy and the World. The feature is a described as a creative and stunning blend of quality animation and Brazilian samba music, featuring a cinematic experience that is both vibrant and colorful as it presents the world from the perspective of a young boy: The ...

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GKids, Gets Marnie as the Last Films of Ghibi come state side:

Animation distributor GKIDS has announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli for the North American rights to the upcoming animated feature When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie). Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty) and based on the British children’s novel by Joan G. Robinson, the film tells the story of a troubled young girl, ...

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New Trailer for GKIDS’ Song of the Sea

GKIDS has recently posted a new trailer for the upcoming animated feature from Cartoon Saloon, Song of the Sea. The feature is the second offering from Academy Award-winning director Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells), focusing on the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal Child – and their fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to ...

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US Teaser for Studio Ghibli’sThe Tale of the Princess Kaguya Released

Slashfilm.com has recently posted the official US teaser for GKIDs’ US release of Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. The release coincides with the upcoming Oscars as Gkids is planning an October 17th release in North America. If the style feels different compared to most mainstream Ghibli projects, it’s because The Tale of Princess Kaguya is from co-founder Isao Takahata ...

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