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GKIDS Acquires North American Distribution Rights to ‘The Deer King’

Indie distributor GKIDS has acquired the North American distribution rights for The Deer King (Shika no Ou), the latest animated feature from Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell), which had its world premiere this week in competition at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The fantasy feature is directed by Masashi Ando and Masayuki Miyaji, and marks […]

GKIDS Acquires North American Distribution Rights for Mamoru Hosoda’s Animated Feature ‘Belle’

Indie distributor GKIDS has acquired North American distribution rights for Mamoru Hosoda‘s new animated feature, Belle, from Japan’s Studio Chizu. The film — described as a fantastical and contemporary thematic story of one girl’s growth in the age of social media — is an original story written and helmed by Oscar-nominated Mirai director Hosoda, whose […]

Animation’s Coming of Age: The Evolution of GKIDS

Indie distributor GKIDS launched in 2008 with a focus on animated movies, but despite its moniker, its releases are not just for kids. “I had been running the New York International Children’s Film Festival. We were the de facto entry point for a lot of really amazing animation and because we define children very loosely at NYICFF, a lot of the films we presented were films for adults as well,” relates founder and CEO, Eric Beckman. “The passion for me and for [company president David Jesteadt] initially, was this idea that animation was this vibrant art form, on par with live-action.”

Richard E. Grant, Kacey Musgraves Lead Voice Cast for Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch’

Richard E. Grant, Kacey Musgraves, Dan Stevens Lead Studio Ghibli's 'Earwig and the Witch' English language voice cast.

GKIDS Acquires North American Distribution Rights to Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch’

GKIDS acquires North American distribution rights to Studio Ghibli's 'Earwig and the Witch,' directed by Goro Miyazaki.

GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to Animated Feature ‘Ride Your Wave’

GKIDS acquired North American rights to Masaaki Yuasa's animated feature 'Ride Your Wave.'

GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to Animated Feature ‘Another Day of Life’

Indie distributor GKIDS has acquired North American distribution rights for the adult-targeted animated feature 'Another Day of Life,' which will get a theatrical release during 2019.

GKIDS Acquires North American Distribution Rights to ‘Children of the Sea’

GKIDS has acquired North American distribution rights to the Japanese animated feature 'Children of the Sea.'

GKIDS Acquires Animated, Cambodia-Set Drama ‘Funan’

GKIDS Acquires Animated Cambodia-Set Drama 'Funan.'

GKIDS Picks Up Animated ‘Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles’ for North America

GKIDS acquires animated feature 'Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles.'

Animation Is Film Festival Unveils Competition Lineup

Mamoru Hosoda's 'Mirai,' which GKIDS is releasing in North America, will open the Animation Is Film Festival on Oct. 19 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Michael Chiklis, Jorge Gutierrez Lead English-Language Voice Cast for GKIDS’ ‘MFKZ’

GKIDS' 'MFKZ' gets an English-language voice cast that includes Michael Chiklis, Giancarlo Esposito and director Jorge Gutierrez.