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"Secret of Kells" Studio Prepping Animated Feature Set in Afghanistan

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Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells) is beginning work on an animated feature film adaptation of Deborah Ellis’ novel The Breadwinner, which focuses on a young girl named Parvana living in Afghanistan under the Taliban and forced to disguise herself as a boy to earn money for her family when her father […]

PR: GKIDS Brings Feature Animation Showcase to Los Angeles November 14-18, 2012, in Celebration of Burbank Animation Week

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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 PAINTING” “THE RABBI’S CAT” “ZARAFA” LAEMMLE NOHO 7 – AMC BURBANK 16 FULL SCHEDULE AND TICKETS AT WWW.GKIDS.TV/SHOWCASE   New […]

"Kells" Producer GKIDS in WSJ Profile

When it comes to winning Oscars Pixar is the studio to beat, but the Disney subsidiary may be getting some competition, The Wall Street Journal reports. The financial paper profiles GKIDS, a three-year-old licensing and distribution company that has seen Oscar nominations go to each of the three films it’s released. The firm’s first film, […]

LA Times on "The Secret of Kells"

The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at The Secret of Kells (free registration required). The article, which contains some small spoilers for the movie, digs into the movie’s visual and thematic inspirations from the actual Book of Kells and some other old Irish folktales and legends. It also includes a quote from Pixar’s […]

NY Times on the Making & Marketing of "The Secret of Kells"

The New York Times has delved into the unlikely success story of The Secret of Kells (free registration required), the independent Irish animated feature film made for €6 million (approx. US$8 million) that managed to snag an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature against stiff competition from Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar, and other Hollywood animation heavy […]

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