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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 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:

Gkids, Annecy and Variety To Launch L.A. “Animation Is Film” Festival in October

GKIDS, the distributor of acclaimed animated features, Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the world’s leading animation Festival and Market, and Variety magazine, have announced the launch of ANIMATON IS FILM, an annual animation film festival in Los Angeles. The first edition will run October 20-22 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood (Mann’s Chinese […]

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 […]

TRAILER: Gkids “My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea”

GKIDS, the distributor of award-winning indie and foreign animation, has announced the release date of Dash Shaw’s first animated feature, My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea. It splashes into theaters on April 14th. Shaw, celebrated author of such graphic novels as New School, Bottomless Belly Button and the recently-released Cosplayers, directs Jason Schwartzman, […]

ANIME REVIEW: Studio Ghibli’s “Ocean Waves”

Ocean Waves (Umi ga Kikoeru), sometimes translated as “I Can Hear the Sea” (1993), is Studio Ghibli‘s only TV special. A modest work that’s closer in scope and tone to Whisper of the Heart or From Up on Poppy Hill than to the fragile poetry of The Tale of Princess Kaguya or the grand adventures […]

Gkids To Release Studio Ghibli’s 1993 TV Feature “Ocean Waves”

Distributor GKIDS has announced that it will release Studio Ghibli’s Ocean Waves, which has been unreleased in the U.S. until now. The film will play starting on December 28th at IFC Center in New York, and one night only in Los Angeles at the Egyptian Theatre, in a new 4K restoration. The film will then […]

Gkids Aquires North American Rights To Dash Shaw’s “My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea”

GKIDS, the producer and distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the forthcoming animated feature My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea. The 2016 American independent comedy was written and directed by Dash Shaw, celebrated author of such graphic novels […]

INTERVIEW: Director Keiichi Hara on “Miss Hokusai”

The animated film Miss Hokusai has been one of a handful of features that has been garnering awards attention, and justly so. Gorgeously filmed, sophisticated, and meaningful, it’s a movie that should been seen and considered both the critics awards and arthouse audiences. We spoke to director Keiichi Hara about bringing famed and important feminist […]

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 […]

GKIds Acquires Production I.G.’s “Miss Hokusai”

GKIDS has announced it has acquired distribution rights to Miss Hokusai, the latest feature from Japanese animation powerhouse Production I. G. (Ghost In The Shell, A Letter To Momo). The film by renowned director Keiichi Hara (Colorful) took home the Jury Prize at the Annecy Film Festival, swept the top jury and audience awards at […]

GKids Sets July Playdates For “Phantom Boy”

GKIDS has set U.S. playdates for Phantom Boy, the stylish animated film-noir caper from the makers of the Academy Award-nominated A Cat In Paris, Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol. The film will open in New York (at the IFC Center) July 15, 2016 – and in Los Angeles (at the Nuart) July 22nd. Here’s the […]

GKIDS to Produce and Distribute Cartoon Saloon’s “The Breadwinner”

GKIDS, the well-known distributor of international animated features, announced that CEO/Founder Eric Beckman and SVP of Distribution David Jesteadt will executive produce, along with Angelina Jolie Pitt and others, The Breadwinner, the latest feature from the two-time Academy Award nominated animation studio, Cartoon Saloon. GKIDS had its first Oscar nomination with Cartoon Saloon’s The Secret […]

GKIDS Picks Up North American Rights To Laudenbach’s “The Girl Without Hands”

GKIDS has announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement for all North American rights to the upcoming animated feature, The Girl Without Hands, following the film’s premiere screening at the Cannes Film Festival. The film has already be announced to appear in competition at the Annecy International Animation Festival in June. The […]