The Oscar-nominated French animated feature Ernest & Celestine, which is being rolled out theatrically across the U.S. over the next few months, has its first significant expansion this weekend. To celebrate the film’s release, GKIDS and Cartoon Brew are giving away a special poster signed and drawn on by the film’s co-director Benjamin Renner. To enter the giveaway, visit this page.

Both the subtitled and dubbed versions will be released in the United States. The dubbed version includes the voices of Forest Whitaker, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti and William H. Macy. The film is getting raves wherever it opens, like the following reviews in the Boston Globe and Seattle Weekly. After 46 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, it boasts an almost perfect 98% positive critic’s rating.

Today, the film opens in the following cities:

*This post is sponsored by GKIDS.*

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