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Hollywood Reporter on Developing the Cast of Oscar-Nominated Animated Films

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The Hollywood Reporter has spoken to different crew members of the five films nominated for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film Academy Awards, digging into ideas that defined characters in the films, or were changed or deleted during development. Included are tidbits like a different background for Grug in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods; some ideas […]

PR: NYICFF Announces Complete 2014 Slate

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NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES COMPLETE 2014 SLATE **** TICKETS ON SALE STARTING, FEBRUARY 3 EVENT RUNS MARCH 7-30 OSCAR®-QUALIFYING FEST FOR BEST ANIMATED & LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM 30,000 EXPECTED FOR 100+ SHORT AND FEATURE FILMS **** NYICFF 2014 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: AMAZONIA – OPENING NIGHT, US PREMIERE MUPPETS SING-A-LONG – LIVE EVENT […]

PR: NY Int'l Children's Film Festival Announces 2014 Jury & Slate Preview; "Muppets Most Wanted" & "Rio 2" Special Previews

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NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2014 JURY AND SLATE PREVIEW **** FULL SLATE ANNOUNCED AND TICKETS ON SALE FEB 3 EVENT RUNS MARCH 7-30 OSCAR®-QUALIFYING FEST FOR SHORT ANIMATION & LIVE ACTION OVER 30,000 EXPECTED FOR 100+ FILMS **** SLATE PREVIEW: AMAZONIA – US PREMIERE OPENING NIGHT MUPPETS MOST WANTED – SPECIAL PREVIEW […]

2014 Academy Award Nominees Announced (UPDATED with Reaction Statements)

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for a 2014 Academy Award. Categories with an animated film in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE The Croods (DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc) Despicable Me 2 (Universal/Illumination Entertainment) Ernest & Celestine (GKIDS/La Parti Productions/Les Armateurs) Frozen (Walt Disney Animation Studios) The Wind Rises (Kaze […]

PR: "Ernest & Celestine" to Premiere January 18, 2014 at Sundance Film Festival

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION OF ERNEST & CELESTINE TO PREMIERE JANUARY 18, 2014 AT THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ***** AWARD-WINNING FILM FEATURES THE VOICES OF FOREST WHITAKER, MACKENZIE FOY, LAUREN BACALL, PAUL GIAMATTI, WILLIAM H. MACY, MEGAN MULLALLY, NICK OFFERMAN, JEFFREY WRIGHT “E&C” IS COMPETING FOR OSCARS, ANNIES AND GOLDEN GLOBES IN ORIGINAL FRENCH VERSION New […]

PR: GKIDS Sets Release Date for "Ernest & Celestine" of March 14, 2014

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GKIDS SETS RELEASE DATE FOR ERNEST & CELESTINE OPENS MARCH 14 IN NYC AND LA FOLLOWED BY NATIONAL EXPANSION TO ALL MAJOR US MARKETS ***** AWARD-WINNING FILM FEATURES THE VOICES OF FOREST WHITAKER, MACKENZIE FOY, LAUREN BACALL, PAUL GIAMATTI, WILLIAM H. MACY, MEGAN MULLALLY, NICK OFFERMAN, JEFFREY WRIGHT “E&C” IS COMPETING FOR OSCARS, ANNIES AND […]

PR: GKIDS Announces English Language Voice Cast for "Ernest & Celestine"

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GKIDS ANNOUNCES THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE VOICE CAST FOR “ERNEST & CELESTINE” VOICE CAST INCLUDES: FOREST WHITAKER – as “Ernest” MACKENZIE FOY – as “Celestine” LAUREN BACALL PAUL GIAMATTI WILLIAM H. MACY MEGAN MULLALLY NICK OFFERMAN JEFFREY WRIGHT AWARD-WINNING FILM COMPETING FOR OSCARS, ANNIES, GOLDEN GLOBES New York, New York – November 8, 2013 – GKIDS, […]

PR: GKIDS Sets Release Date for "Approved for Adoption" for Nov. 8 in NY, Nov. 22 in LA

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GKIDS SETS RELEASE DATE FOR APPROVED FOR ADOPTION AWARD WINNING ANIMATED DOC OPENS NOVEMBER 8 IN NEW YORK AND NOVEMBER 22 IN LOS ANGELES “Dazzling! Incredibly Moving!” – Film International “Rich in Emotion, Humor, and Poetry.” – Premiere “Unflaggingly Honest, Beautiful and Revealing!” – Epoch Times “It’s Impossible Not to be Charmed!” – Variety New […]

PR: "From Up on Poppy Hill" Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Cable VOD on September 3, 2013

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“Visual Magic!” – A.O. Scott, New York Times “Stunning! As Beautiful a Hand-Drawn Animated Feature As You Are Likely to See” – Kenneth Turan, LA Times “One of the shimmering highlights of the year!” – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune “Gorgeous!” – Scott Tobias, NPR   FROM LEGENDARY STORYTELLER HAYAO MIYAZAKI AND STUDIO GHIBLI COMES AN INTERNATIONALLY […]

PR: GKIDS and Cinedigm Announce Home Distribution Label; "From Up on Poppy Hill" Coming Sept 3, 2013

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GKIDS AND CINEDIGM ANNOUNCE NEW MULTI-PLATFORM HOME DISTRIBUTION LABEL FOR SELECT GKIDS ANIMATED FILMS LABEL LAUNCHES WITH STUDIO GHIBLI’S “FROM UP ON POPPY HILL” SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2013 ON DVD, BLU-RAY AND CABLE VOD ELEVEN ANIMATED FEATURES INCLUDED IN PACT New York, NY, May 30, 2013 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning […]

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