PR: GKIDS Brings Feature Animation Showcase to Los Angeles November 14-18, 2012, in Celebration of Burbank Animation Week
GKIDS BRINGS FEATURE ANIMATION SHOWCASE
TO LOS ANGELES NOVEMBER 14 to 18
IN CELEBRATION OF BURBANK ANIMATION WEEK
LINEUP FEATURES NINE FILMS INCLUDING SPECIAL SCREENINGS OF GKIDS OSCAR® TITLES
“FROM UP ON POPPY HILL”
“THE RABBI’S CAT”
LAEMMLE NOHO 7 – AMC BURBANK 16
FULL SCHEDULE AND TICKETS AT WWW.GKIDS.TV/SHOWCASE
New York, New York – November 9, 2012 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adults and family audiences, announced today that they will present a special animation showcase featuring current, past and future GKIDS films from Wednesday, November 14 to Sunday, November 18 in Los Angeles. The GKIDS Animation Showcase will play at the Laemmle NoHo 7 and AMC Burbank 16 theaters in celebration of Burbank Animation Week and concurrent with the Creative Talent Network Animation Expo.
A total of nine films will be presented at the GKIDS Animation Showcase, including FROM UP ON POPPY HILL, THE PAINTING, THE RABBI’S CAT (3D), and ZARAFA, which are competing for the upcoming Best Animated Feature Oscar® and Annie Awards. The showcase will also feature a sneak preview of A LETTER TO MOMO, which GKIDS plans to qualify for the 2013 awards season, as well as a SURPRISE FILM from a renowned animation producer that has never been screened in the US and has not yet been released in its home country. The title of the surprise film will not be announced until show time. Rounding out the lineup are past GKIDS Oscar® nominees THE SECRET OF KELLS, A CAT IN PARIS and CHICO & RITA.
Cartoon Brew founder and animation historian Jerry Beck will be introducing the six new titles along with GKIDS principals Eric Beckman and Dave Jesteadt.
Advance tickets are available at www.gkids.tv/showcase (See below for complete screening schedule).
GKIDS ANIMATION SHOWCASE – SCHEDULE
THE RABBI’S CAT (3D) Wed Nov 14, 7:30 pm AMC Burbank 16
THE PAINTING Thu Nov 15, 7:30 pm Laemmle NoHo 7
CHICO & RITA Thu Nov 15, 9:45 pm Laemmle NoHo 7
FROM UP ON POPPY HILL Fri Nov 16, 7:30 pm Laemmle NoHo 7
A CAT IN PARIS Fri Nov 16, 9:45 pm Laemmle NoHo 7
“SURPRISE FILM” Sat Nov 17, 7:30 pm Laemmle NoHo 7
A LETTER TO MOMO Sat Nov 17, 9:45 pm Laemmle NoHo 7
ZARAFA Sun Nov 18, 7:30 pm Laemmle NoHo 7
THE SECRET OF KELLS Sun Nov 18, 9:45 pm Laemmle NoHo 7
Tickets and film descriptions at www.gkids.tv/showcase
GKIDS is a distributor of award-winning filmed entertainment specializing in animation for both adult and family audiences. The company has scored three Best Animated Feature Oscar® nominations in the past three years, with The Secret of Kells in 2010 and both A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012 – marking the first time an independent distributor has received two simultaneous nominations in the category. GKIDS also handles North American theatrical distribution for Oscar® winner Hayao Miyazaki’s famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others. GKIDS is longtime producer of the New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival, an Oscar®-qualifying event and North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens. NYICFF jury members include Uma Thurman, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Modine, Jeffrey Wright, Gus van Sant, Christine Vachon, John Canemaker and James Schamus. www.gkids.tv/films