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Cat in Paris Opens Oscar-Qualifying Run Today in Burbank

A CAT IN PARIS opens its Oscar-qualifying run in Los Angeles on Friday, Dec 2 at AMC Burbank Town Center 8, with shows daily at 4pm and 7:30pm.

Press Release from GKIDS

A CAT IN PARIS opens its Oscar-qualifying run in Los Angeles on Friday, Dec 2 at AMC Burbank Town Center 8, with shows daily at 4pm and 7:30pm.  The film made its international premiere at 2011 Berlinale and has been nominated for a European Film Award in the Best Animated Feature category.  It has garnered raves on the US and international festival circuit including appearances at San Francisco Int’l Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, London International Film Festival, and Annecy International Animated Film Festival. A CAT IN PARIS – Exclusive One Week EngagementFriday to Thursday, Dec 2-7  |  4:00pm and 7:30pmAMC Burbank Town Center 8201 E Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 9150, 1-888-AMC-4FUN

SYNOPSISDino is a cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little girl whose mother is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night he sneaks out the window to work with Nico, a slinky cat burglar with a big heart, whose fluid movements are poetry in motion as he slips and swishes from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline. The cat’s two worlds collide when young Zoe decides to follow Dino on his nocturnal adventures – and falls into the hands of Victor Costa, a blustery gangster planning the theft of a rare statue. Now cat and cat burglar must team up to save Zoe from the bumbling thieves, leading to a thrilling acrobatic finale on top of Notre Dame. A Cat in Paris is a warm and richly humorous love letter to classic noir films and the stylized wit of the Pink Panther cartoons, with jazz  soundtrack featuring Billie Holiday.  More info at

“Critics Pick!”“A Cat in Paris is a gem, a treat not to be missed by children or their parents(or animation-loving adults without kids).”- Seattle Weekly

“Sublime! Beautifully Drawn! Breathtaking!”“A Cat in Paris is a stylish celebration of storytelling.”- Boston Globe

“An Enjoyable Amuse-Bouche!”“Billie Holliday warbling on the soundtrack, a dashingly heroic antihero who scales the rooftops as if he studied parkour under Spider-Man, and the titular untamable black cat who serves as his partner in crime. Complete with a climactic Hitchcockian set piece on the rooftops of Notre Dame Cathedral!”- SF Bay Guardian

“Wondrous to Behold!”“I found myself mesmerized by Cat’s lovely storybook-like animation, and Nico’sdelightful serpentine mode of motion.”- Twitch

ABOUT GKIDSGKIDS is a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences. Theatrical releases include Tomm Moore’s Oscar nominated The Secret of Kells, Michel Ocelot’s acclaimed Azur & Asmar, European Film Award Best Animated Feature winner Mia and the Migoo, Nina Paley’s multiple-award-winning Sita Sings the Blues, and Japan Academy Prize winner Summer Wars by Mamoru Hosoda.  Upcoming GKIDS releases include European Film Award nominees A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita from Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba.  GKIDS recently acquired theatrical distribution rights for Hayao Miyazaki’s famed Studio Ghibli’s library of films, including Academy Award®-winning Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Princess Mononoke.  GKIDS produces the New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival, North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens. NYICFF is an Oscar®-qualifying event and jury members include Uma Thurman, Susan Sarandon, Gus van Sant, Matthew Modine, James Schamus, Michel Ocelot, John Canemaker, and Christine Vachon.

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