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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 […]

Less Is More: The Simple Beauty of “Dam Keeper Poems”, “The Big Bad Fox”, and “The Yamadas”

We live in an era of visual overload. Animation studios are producing images so detailed, they’re virtually indistinguishable from live action, but why do they want to? How does rendering every leaf in the background make a story more compelling? What does an audience gain by seeing each stitch in a cartoon character’s sweater? Why […]

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 […]

FULL SCHEDULE: “Animation Is Film” In L.A. Oct. 20-22

Here is comes. The inaugural year of Gkids Animation Is Film festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, commences in two weeks. Gkids has teamed with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Variety magazine and ASIFA-Hollywood to launch Animation Is Film, an annual animation festival in Los Angeles. The first edition will showcase […]

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 […]