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    GKIDS Acquires 'Song of the Sea,' By Oscar-Nominated 'Secret of Kells' Filmmaker

    GKIDS has signed on to be the North American distributor for Oscar-nominated Irish director Tomm Moore’s second animated feature "Song of the Sea." For this much-anticipated follow-up to 2009’s The Secret of Kells," Moore has re-teamed with composer Bruno Coulais and the Irish band Kíla. The film wi...

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    Immersed in Movies: Director Renner Talks the Very Hot 'Ernest & Celestine'

    Ernest & Celestine from Gkids is certainly gaining momentum on its way to a possible Oscar nomination: it was voted best animated feature by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. and has garnered a slew of Annie and Golden Globe noms. I spoke with co-director Benjamin Renner about his debut feature.

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    'Ernest & Celestine' English-Language Voice Cast Includes Forest Whitaker, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti and More

    Renowned animation distributor GKIDS has unveiled the English-language voice cast for lovely French animated film "Ernest & Celestine." Forest Whitaker takes the lead, voicing vagabond bear Ernest, while child actress Mackenzie Foy ("The Conjuring," "Twilight: Breaking Dawn") will voice Celestine, a...

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    GKids and Cinedigm Announce New Multi-Platform Home Distribution Label

    GKIDS, distributor of award-winning animation for adult audiences, has teamed with Cinedigm to launch a new multi-platform animation label. Studio Ghibli's From Up On Poppy Hill is the first of seven new GKIDS titles included under the pact, bringing acclaimed international features to North America...

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    Los Angeles Children's Film Festival to Premiere Several Animated Features

    The Los Angeles Children's Film Festival will screen at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica from Friday April 26th through Sunday May 5th. The LACFF is providing a unique opportunity to see animated features that may have no other outlet in the United States.

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    Watch: Adorable Clips of Cesar-Winning 'Ernest & Celestine,' Possible 2014 Oscar Animation Contender

    Check out these adorable clips from the Cesar-winning French animated feature "Ernest & Celestine." The film is co-directed by Belgian team Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar, who gave us 2009's hilariously nutty "A Town Called Panic," and Benjamin Renner.

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    Studio Ghibli's 'From Up on Poppy Hill' Gets English-Language Voice Cast, Includes Curtis, Howard, Hendricks

    Studio Ghibli's latest film "From Up on Poppy Hill" looks to be a subtle, melancholic coming-of-age tale reminiscent of some of Ghibli's finest dramas, such as "Whisper of the Heart" and "Only Yesterday." The sprawling American voice cast for the film has just been announced, and includes...

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    Trailer Watch: Quiet, Melancholic 'From Up on Poppy Hill' Looks to Be a Strong Studio Ghibli Entry

    The trailer for the latest Studio Ghibli film, "From Up on Poppy Hill," has landed. Written by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son, Goro, this quiet coming-of-age drama recalls one of Ghibli's best films, 1995's "Whisper of the Heart."

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    Brandon Cronenberg's 'Antiviral,' 'Replicas,' Diego Luna's 'Chavez' & Studio Ghibli's 'From Up On Poppy Hill' Find Homes

    From a freaky directorial debut to an indie thriller to a true story about a labor activist and a new Miyazaki film, here’s a round-up of movies that have secured distribution...

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