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‘Boy and the World’ Wins Annecy Cristal

Brazillian director Ale Abreu’s dialog-free, richly artistic film Boy and the World took home the top Cristal prize at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival at the awards ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Picks Up Ghibli Doc ‘Kingdom of Dreams’

Studio Ghibli fans in North America will get a chance to see behind the scenes of their favorite animation house as GKIDS has picked up regional rights to the unprecedented documentary ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Adopts ‘Boy and the World’

A new international animated feature will be joining the GKIDS family as the distributor has picked up North American rights to the upcoming Brazilian film Boy and the World. Director ... Continue Reading →
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‘Letter to Momo’ Opens July 23 in New York

GKIDS will release Hiroyuki Okiura’s A Letter to Momo at New York’s IFC Center on July 23, followed by an expansion into top U.S. markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS to Bring ‘Wrinkles’ to NYC

Indie distributor GKIDS will be releasing the acclaimed Spanish animated film Wrinkles on July 4 at New York’s IFC Center. The theatrical outing will be followed by a DVD and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Princess Kaguya,’ ‘Jutra’ Join Cannes Line Up

Two noteworthy animated projects have been announced as part of the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight (May 15-25) programming section: Isao Takahata’s highly ... 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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Cartoon Movie Reveals Tribute 2014 Finalists

European pitch event Cartoon Movie, which this year takes place March 5-7 in Lyon, France, has named the finalists for its Cartoon Tribute 2014, which celebrate outstanding contributions ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS to Bring ‘Song of the Sea’ to America

Ireland-based Cartoon Saloon’s new feature, Song of the Sea, is coming to North America via a deal the studio struck with distributor GKIDS. The film, the second from The Secret ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ernest & Celestine’ Set for Feb. 28 L.A. Run

The Oscar-nominated animated feature Ernest & Celestine will be released in both the original French-language and an English dub versions Feb. 28 at the Landmark Theater in Los ... Continue Reading →