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GKIDS to Distribute Song of the Sea

GKIDS has recently announced that they have entered into a distribution deal with Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon for the North American distribution rights to the upcoming animated film Song of the Sea. The 2D animated film is the second feature film from Oscar-nominated director Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells). Song of the Sea focuses on […]

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English Trailer for Ernest & Celestine Released

GKIDS has just posted a trailer for the upcoming English-language release of the Oscar-nominated animated film, Ernest & Celestine. The English-language version of the film will feature a star-studded voice-cast that includes Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman and Jeffrey Wright. It premiered at this year’s […]

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GKIDS to Release Wrinkles English Dub

Indie distributor GKIDS has recently announced that the award-winning Spanish feature Wrinkles will be released in early 2014. Wrinkles is based on the graphic novel of the same name from Paco Roca, and the English dub will feature the voices of George Coe (Archer, Kramer vs. Kramer), Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises, Full Metal […]

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GKIDS Sets US Dates for The Painting

High-profile animated films distributor GKIDS has recently announced the key US release dates for French animator Jean-Francois Laguionie’s critically acclaimed feature Le Tableau (The Painting), which is a co-production of France’s Blue Spirit and Belgium’s Be-Films. An English-language version is slated to open in New York on May 10, followed by screenings in Los Angeles, […]

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GKids Acquires Rights to Grave of the Fireflies

New York based distributor GKIDS has just announced their acquisition of the North American theatrical rights to Isao Takahata’s iconic 80s animated masterpiece, Grave of the Fireflies. GKIDS’ plan for the rights include a 25th anniversary release in 2013, as well as its inclusion to their Studio Ghibli Retrospective, which is currently touring throughout North […]

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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 […]

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GKids to Release Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill

Indie Distributor GKids have recently announced that they have acquired the rights to Studio Ghibli’s 2011 movie From Up on Poppy Hill. The studio is planning for a special Academy Award consideration window for the film, but the official US release date is currently set as March 2013.

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GKids To Release English Version of A Cat in Paris

NY based indie studio GKids is planning to release an English version of the Oscar-nominated film A Cat in Paris in select cities on Jun 1, 2012. The English-translated film will feature the voices of Angelica Huston, Matthew Modine, Steve Blum, and Marcia Gay Harden.

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Gkids Secures Rights to A Letter to Momo

International Anime distributor GKids has recently acquired US release rights to Hiroyuki Okiura’s highly anticipated feature, A Letter to Momo. GKids plans to release the movie stateside by the end of 2012, with the theatrical presentation being screened simultaneously with A Letter to Momo’s release in Japanese theaters.

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French Toon Le Tableau Grabbed by Gkids

The US rights for Blue Spirit Animation/BE Films co production Le Tabeau (trans: The Painting) has been acquired by the distributor Gkids. The international premiere for the Jean-Francois Laguionie-directed animated film was recently held at the New York Children’s Film Festival, which is produced by Gkids.

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Studio Ghibli and GKIDS bring Castle in the Sky, Spirited Away to U.S.

Anime isn’t always that easy to come by in the North American region. Though the internet and imported DVDs have made the process easier, often times large groups are unable to see the toons that don’t have licensing within the U.S. and other Western regions. Thankfully, companies like GKIDS and Studio Ghibli, and icons like […]

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GKIDS brings Mia and the Migoo to the English-speaking world

GKIDS is on a quest to bring Jacques-Remy Girerd’s Mia and the Migoo to English-speaking audiences around the world. The animated film stars young Mia, who lives on an island being taken over by a lavish hotel and resort company. Pedro, Mia’s father, is one of the builders, who has more and more been interrupted […]