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IFC Center to Present GKIDS Animation Retrospective

GKIDS fifth anniversary 18-title retrospective, “An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKIDS Classics” comes to New York City’s IFC Center December 20 through January 2.

New York -- Animation distributor GKIDS announced that New York’s IFC Center is presenting a fifth anniversary retrospective of their films over two holiday weeks, starting Friday, December 20 and running through Thursday, January 2.

The program, titled AN ANIMATED WORLD: CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF GKIDS CLASSICS, will feature 18 films, including the return of 11 animated classics like Oscar nominated The Secret of Kells, A Cat in Paris, and Chico & Rita; the US theatrical premieres of three new releases, Welcome to the Space Show, Nocturna, and Eleanor’s Secret; sneak preview showings of GKIDS’ upcoming awards contenders, Ernest & Celestine and A Letter to Momo; and a 25th anniversary presentation of the original Studio Ghibli double feature, My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies.

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GKIDS is a distributor of award-winning filmed entertainment specializing in animation for both adult and family audiences. The company has scored three Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations, with The Secret of Kells in 2010 and both A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012 -- marking the first time an independent distributor has had two simultaneous nominations in the category. Upcoming releases include Ignacio Ferreras’ Wrinkles, featuring Martin Sheen, Matthew Modine and George Coe, as well as the animated Oscar-contenders Ernest & Celestine, from producers Les Armateurs, and A Letter to Momo, from Japan’s Production I.G. GKIDS also handles North American theatrical distribution for Oscar-winner Hayao Miyazaki's famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others. GKIDS is producer of the New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival, an Oscar-qualifying event and North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens.

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.