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GKids Acquires Rights to Studio Ghibli Doc 'The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness'

Animation distributor GKids has acquired the North American rights to "The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness," a new documentary about the powerhouse Japanese animation shop "Studio Ghibli."
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 12, 2014 1:25 PM
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'Ernest & Celestine' English-Language Voice Cast Includes Forest Whitaker, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti and More

Renowned animation distributor GKIDS has unveiled the English-language voice cast for lovely French animated film "Ernest & Celestine." Forest Whitaker takes the lead, voicing vagabond bear Ernest, while child actress Mackenzie Foy ("The Conjuring," "Twilight: Breaking Dawn") will voice Celestine, a young mouse who wants to be an artist but feels pressured into dental school.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 8, 2013 12:38 PM
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Watch: Adorable Clips of Cesar-Winning 'Ernest & Celestine,' Possible 2014 Oscar Animation Contender

Check out these adorable clips from the Cesar-winning French animated feature "Ernest & Celestine." The film is co-directed by Belgian team Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar, who gave us 2009's hilariously nutty "A Town Called Panic," and Benjamin Renner.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 4, 2013 1:03 PM
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Studio Ghibli's 'From Up on Poppy Hill' Gets English-Language Voice Cast, Includes Curtis, Howard, Hendricks

Studio Ghibli's latest film "From Up on Poppy Hill" looks to be a subtle, melancholic coming-of-age tale reminiscent of some of Ghibli's finest dramas, such as "Whisper of the Heart" and "Only Yesterday." The sprawling American voice cast for the film has just been announced, and includes...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 5, 2012 4:14 PM
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Trailer Watch: Quiet, Melancholic 'From Up on Poppy Hill' Looks to Be a Strong Studio Ghibli Entry

The trailer for the latest Studio Ghibli film, "From Up on Poppy Hill," has landed. Written by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son, Goro, this quiet coming-of-age drama recalls one of Ghibli's best films, 1995's "Whisper of the Heart."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 8, 2012 1:40 PM
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