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GKIDS Drops ‘Dan Da Dan’ Teaser Trailer

The award-winning animation producer/distributor lands theatrical/home entertainment rights for Science SARU’s highly anticipated anime series based on Yukinobu Tatsu’s manga of the same name.

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GKIDS Acquires Distribution Rights to Mamoru Hosoda’s Films

The distributor gains North American rights for the Oscar-nominated director’s entire catalog including ‘Belle,’ ‘Mirai,’ ‘The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,’ and ‘Wolf Children;’ new theatrical and home entertainment releases will highlight Hosoda’s unique artistry.

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GKIDS Nabs ‘Mars Express’ North American Distribution Rights

Screened as an official selection at the Cannes and Annecy film festivals, Jérémie Perin’s animated feature debut comes to theaters in 2024, following its domestic French release next month. 

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How ‘Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia’ Unknowingly Addressed Russia’s War Against Ukraine

For directors Julien Chheng and Jean-Christophe Rogers, an early WIP screening was interrupted by news of Russia’s attack; they quickly realized their film, about healing a broken, suppressed country, was more relevant and real than ever, giving them an even more heightened sense of purpose.

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Trailer and U.S. Release Revealed for ‘Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia’

Voice cast also announced for the sequel to the Oscar-nominated ‘Ernest & Celestine,’ which follows the unlikely bear and mouse duo as they return to Ernest’s hometown; film hits cinemas in selected markets September 1.

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GKIDS Acquires Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and The Heron’ North America Distribution Rights

The Academy Award-winning filmmaker’s first feature in 10 years opens this weekend in Japan, will hit theaters in North America later this year.

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GKIDS Acquires ‘Blue Giant’ North American Distribution Rights

Based on the award-winning manga series and directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa, the film follows the saxophone-playing Dai Miyamoto’s journey to become a great jazz musician.

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GKIDS Acquires ‘Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibbertia’ U.S. Distribution Rights

The recently released sequel to the Oscar-nominated ‘Ernest & Celestine’ follows Ernest the bear and his friend Celestine the mouse as they travel to Ernest’s home Gibbertia. 

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GKIDS Scores ‘SPIRITED AWAY: Live On Stage’ Distribution Rights

Directed and adapted by Tony Award-winner John Caird and filmed at the stage production’s 2022 run at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo, Japan, the movie featuring this live performance comes to theaters in Spring 2023.

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‘Goodbye, Don Glees!’ Artfully Captures Teenage Insecurity and Invincibility

Atsuko Ishizuka’ highly personal 2D animated feature tells the story of 3 childhood friends who, over a summer, find that life is leading them onto very different paths of self-discovery, now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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GKIDS Nabs Alberto Vázquez's ‘Unicorn Wars’ North American Rights

The award-winning director’s newest adult animated feature, described as ‘Bambi meets Apocalypse Now,’ makes its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin later this month; the film makes its U.S. theatrical debut this Fall.

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GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to ‘New Gods: Yang Jian’

Hitting U.S. Cinemas in early 2023, Light Chaser’s animated feature tells the story of Chinese god Yang Jian, and his journey to thwart those who would seek the power to alter their world’s balance.

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GKIDS’ ‘Goodbye, Don Glees!’ Coming to Theaters in September

Hitting cinemas in the U.S. next month, the animated feature tells the story of 3 childhood friends who, over a summer, discover that life is leading them onto very different paths; tickets now on sale.

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GKIDS Acquires Atsuko Ishizuka’s ‘Goodbye, Don Glees!’ North American Rights

The animated feature tells the story of 3 childhood friends who, over the course of a summer, discover that life is leading them onto very different paths; film slated for theatrical release later this year.

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GKIDS Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights to Denis Do’s ‘Funan’

Winner of the top prizes at last year’s Annecy and the Animation Is Film festivals, filmmaker Denis Do’s emotionally searing debut set in Cambodia slated for theatrical release later this spring.

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All in the Details: Bringing the Story World Sequences of ‘The Breadwinner’ to Life

Cartoon Saloon’s Jeremy Purcell and Guru Studio’s Sanatan Suryavanshi & Sheldon Lisoy detail the complex compositing process behind the meticulously designed story-within-a-story sequences of the Oscar-nominated animated feature.

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‘The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales’ Gives a Light-hearted Take on Life on the Farm

Directors Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert adapt graphic novel for the big screen in a set of charming and gentle 2D-animated fables aimed at audiences of all ages.

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