Gkids Dates “The Girl Without Hands” in New York and LA – Animation Scoop

Gkids Dates “The Girl Without Hands” in New York and LA

GKIDS has set the release dates for Sébastien Laudenbach’s animated feature The Girl Without Hands. The film will open in New York at IFC Center on July 21st, and in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall on August 4th, before traveling to more cities nationwide.

The trailer dropped today – here it is:

SYNOPSIS: In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes from the Devil who, in revenge, deprives her of her hands. So begins her long journey towards the light… but in spite of her resilience and the new protection of a handsome prince’s estate, the Devil devises a plan of his own.

This beautiful and dreamlike take on the Brothers Grimm story has created an adult fairytale destined to become a classic. Hand-painted with lush, evocative details and featuring the voices of Anaïs Demoustier (The New Girlfriend) and Jérémie Elkaïm (Declaration of War), the film premiered in the ACID section at Cannes, was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the César Awards, and won both the Jury Prize and the award for Best French Film at the Annecy Animation Festival.

To find out more information, visit www.thegirlwithouthands.com

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
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  • I think it might be time for GKIDS to change their name — or at least create a differently named subsidiary for their growing library of animation aimed at adults.

    I work at a library, and I’ve had multiple attempts at pushing their titles on older — and let’s face it, SNOBBIER — ‘film buffs’ end with a no. They look over the case, see ‘GKIDS’, and no matter how hard I try to tell them otherwise, put it down because they “don’t like kids’ movies.”

    And this is at a library, where it’s FREE!

    Now apply this dumb af consumer mindset to DVDs, Blu-Rays, digital downloads and theater tickets, and GKIDS *may* be losing a lot of potential revenue over something as small as their company’s name.

    (For the record, I l-o-v-e GKIDS output, and want them to stay in business FOREVER!)