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Review: "Ernest and Celestine" - An Animated Bon-Bon of Charm and Delight

by Ed Liuon March 14, 2014
Ernest and Celestine is a lovely animated film whose effortless charm, whimsical and gentle sensibilities, quirky pacing, and beautiful visual style combine to make a vivaciously entertaining and wonderfully distinctive piece of art. Based on the series of children’s books by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest and Celestine is a delight from start to finish. There is […]
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GKids Adds Studio Ghibli's "The Tale of Princess Kaguya"

by Todd DuBoison March 12, 2014
GKids Films has announced today that it will release Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya in North America “later this year”. The film, first released theatrically in Japan in November 2013, was the first theatrical work by director Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, Little Norse Prince Valiant) since My Neighbors the […]

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

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2014
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 […]
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PR: NYICFF Announces Complete 2014 Slate

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2014
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 […]

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

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2014
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 […]
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2014 Academy Award Nominees Announced (UPDATED with Reaction Statements)

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2014
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 […]

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

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2013
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

by Ed Liuon November 27, 2013
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 […]

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

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2013
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, […]
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PR: GKIDS Sets Release Date for "Approved for Adoption" for Nov. 8 in NY, Nov. 22 in LA

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2013
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 […]