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Annecy Details 2017 Highlights, People and Participants

France’s Annecy animation festival (June 12-17) and MIFA market (June 13-16) is just around the corner, and this year’s event highlights are jelling nicely. 2017 will welcome ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Teases ‘The Breadwinner’ Coming This Fall

GKIDS has unveiled the first teaser trailer for The Breadwinner — the third theatrical feature from Oscar nominated studio Cartoon Saloon, directed by Nora Twomey (co-director, ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS, Fathom Partner for Ghibli Fest and ‘Mune’ US Premiere

Following the success of the cinema events for Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, GKIDS and Fathom Events are teaming up to bring a series of anime classics ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Enrolls ‘My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea’ for NorAm

GKIDS has picked up North American distribution rights to acclaimed cartoonist Dash Shaw’s feature animation debut, My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (2016). The American ... Continue Reading →
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‘Princess Mononoke’ Returns to US Theaters in January

Studio Ghibli’s iconic Princess Mononoke from writer/director Hayao Miyazaki is returning to movie theaters for two nights only in celebration of the film’s 20th anniversary, ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Harvests ‘My Life as a Zucchini’ NorAm Rights

Import animation distributor GKIDS has secured North American rights for Annecy Cristal winning stop-motion feature My Life as a Zucchini (“Ma vie de Courgette”). The internationally ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Heads to Exec Produce ‘Breadwinner’

New York-based animation distributor GKIDS announces that CEO/Founder Eric Beckman and SVP of Distribution David Jesteadt will executive produce — along with Angelina Jolie Pitt ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Nabs NorAm Rights to Ghibli’s ‘Only Yesterday’

GKIDS has inked a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli to bring the “unseen masterpiece” Only Yesterday to North America. Negotiated by Eric Beckman from GKIDS and ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Acquires NA Rights for Ghibli’s ‘Princess Kaguya’

North American theater-goers will have a chance to see Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s (Grave of the Fireflies) first new feature in 14 years as New York-based distributor ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS and Cinedigm Launch New Animation Label

Indie New York-based distributor GKIDS and Cinedigm have launched a new multi-platform animation label. GKIDS will continue to distribute the films theatrically while Cinedigm will ... Continue Reading →