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GKIDS Announces English-Language Voice Cast for ‘April and the Extraordinary World’

English-language voice cast includes Paul Giamatti, Tony Hale, Susan Sarandon and J.K. Simmons; film opens March 25th in NYC, April 1st in LA, and expands nationally on April 8th.

NEW YORK -- GKIDS, the eight-time Academy Award-nominated distributor of animation for both adult and family audiences, announced the English voice cast for April and the Extraordinary World, the highly anticipated latest feature from filmmakers Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci. The English voice cast includes Paul Giamatti, Tony Hale, Susan Sarandon and J.K. Simmons. The original French language voice cast includes Marion Cotillard as “April.”

 A full breakdown of the English and French language casts can be found below. Both the English and French versions will play stateside when the film opens in New York on March 25th at IFC Center, and in Los Angeles at the Nuart Theater on April 1st. National expansion follows on April 8th.

English-Language Voice Cast

  • Paul Giamatti -- Pizoni
  • Tony Hale -- Darwin
  • Susan Sarandon -- Chimène
  • J.K. Simmons -- Rodrigue
  • Angela Galuppo -- April
  • Tod Fennell -- Julius
  • Tony Robinow -- Pops
  • Mark Camacho -- Paul
  • Macha Grenon -- Annette

French-Language Voice Cast

  • Marion Cotillard -- April
  • Marc-André Grondin -- Julius
  • Philippe Katerine -- Darwin
  • Jean Rochefort -- Pops
  • Bouli Lanners -- Pizoni
  • Olivier Gourmet -- Paul
  • Macha Grenon -- Annette
  • Benoit Brière -- Rodrigue
  • Anne Coesens -- Chimène

April and the Extraordinary World, which won Best Feature Film at the prestigious 2015 Annecy International Animation Festival, is a riveting sci-fi adventure which takes place in an alternate steampunk world. Set in Paris in 1941, the film follows a family of scientists on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum. All of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April lives alone with her cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies.

Source: GKIDS

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.