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INTERVIEW: Actress Ruby Barnhill on Voicing “Mary and The Witch’s Flower”

This Thursday January 18th, Fathom Events is screening both the foreign and English-language versions of the new anime film, Mary and The Witch’s Flower, in select theaters nationwide – the night before its regular theatrical release. “Mary” is one of the 26 films eligible for an Oscar nomination in this year’s Best Animated Feature category. […]

INTERVIEW: Nora Twomey talks “The Breadwinner”

Nora Twomey is the co-founder of Cartoon Saloon, the studio behind The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea and several other animated films of the past few years. Her latest credit is as director of The Breadwinner, which is up for 10 Annie Awards, and also received Best Animated Feature nominations from both Critics […]

INTERVIEW: Duo Directors Talk “The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales”

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales is a hilarious Annie-nominated animated comedy based on popular French graphic novels. Directors Patrick Imbert and Benjamin Renner talk about creating this unique film. Jackson Murphy: The three stories were originally going to be three separate TV specials. What made you guys decide to connect them into a […]

ANIME REVIEW: Takahata’s “My Neighbors the Yamadas”

Although it’s technically a feature, Isao Takahata’s droll My Neighbors The Yamadas (1999), which is receiving its first release on Blu-ray, plays like a collection of comic sketches. It’s based on Hisaichi Ishii’s “Nono-chan,” a popular manga that may remind Americans of “Hi and Lois” or “Baby Blues.” Blandly middle income and middle class, Takashi […]

Gkids Acquires Three Features by Masaaki Yuasa for 2018 US Release

GKIDS announced today that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for a slate of films from internationally acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa. The deal includes the cult classic Mind Game as well as Yuasa’s two new feature films, Lu Over The Wall and Night Is Short, Walk On Girl. GKIDS will release all three […]

Gkids Acquires Benjamin Renner’s “The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales”

GKIDS announced today that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the animated feature The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales. The film is co-directed by Academy Award-nominee Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert and is based on Renner’s own graphic novel The Big Bad Fox, which was recently released in North America by […]

Gkids and Fathom Events to screen “Mune” this Saturday

This Saturday, Aug. 12, Fathom Events is debuting the English-language version of the animated film, Mune: Guardian of the Moon, in 350 theaters nationwide. Mune was released in France in 2015 and earned both the Young People’s Jury Award at the TIFF Kids International Festival and Best Film at the Tokyo Anime Awards. Last year, […]

Gkids Acquires Studio Ponoc’s “Mary and The Witch’s Flower”

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced that it is has acquired the North American distribution rights to Mary and The Witch’s Flower, the inaugural feature from Studio Ponoc. The film is directed by Academy Award-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty, When Marnie Was There) and […]

TEASER TRAILER: Cartoon Saloon’s “The Breadwinner”

GKIDS, distributor of some of the most sophisticated animated features over the last eight years, has released the first teaser trailer for Cartoon Saloon’s new feature The Breadwinner from director Nora Twomey (co-director of The Secret of Kells). GKIDS CEO/Founder Eric Beckman and President David Jesteadt are executive producing The Breadwinner along with Angelina Jolie. […]

Gkids Set To Release “Birdboy: The Forgotten Children”

GKIDS announced today that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the animated feature Birdboy: The Forgotten Children. The film, known internationally by its original Spanish title Psiconautas, los niños olvidados, is directed by Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero, and is based on Vázquez’s graphic novel and award-winning short film, Birdboy. GKIDS will […]

Gkids Aquires North America Rights To Annecy Winning Feature “My Life As A Zucchini”

GKIDS announced today that it has acquired North American distribution rights to My Life As A Zucchini (original French language title “Ma vie de Courgette”), the debut feature from Swiss director Claude Barras, based on a script from Céline Sciamma (director/writer of “Girlhood” and “Tomboy”). My Life As A Zucchini is the official Swiss submission […]