GKIDS IN DEAL FOR ERNEST & CELESTINE
WORLD PREMIERE CANNES 2012
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE TIFF 2012
ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION AND US THEATRICAL RELEASE SET FOR FALL 2013
New York, New York — August 27, 2012 — GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Studiocanal for the US rights to animated feature Ernest & Celestine (Ernest et Célestine). Based on the popular children’s book series by author and illustrator, Gabrielle Vincent, and animated in sumptuous hand-painted watercolor design, the film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine. The production was spearheaded by Didier Brunner and Les Armateurs (Kirikou & the Sorceress, Triplets of Belleville, The Secret of Kells) with participation of Studiocanal, Maybe Movies, La Parti Productions, Mélusine Productions and France 3 Cinema. Studiocanal manages all rights as well as the international sales.