New York, NY – January 26, 2016 – GKIDS, the distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, is celebrating its double nomination in the Best Animated Feature category by bringing all eight of its Academy Award®-nominated films back to Los Angeles beginning on Friday, February 12th. The “GKIDS Animated 8” is a retrospective celebrating nominations this year with Boy and the World and Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There. The double nomination for GKIDS follows its two nominations last year, with Song of the Sea and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.
The “GKIDS Animated 8” will play at the newly re-opened Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills. Tickets can be purchased through the following link:http://www.laemmle.com/films/40156
Since its founding in 2008, GKIDS has garnered an unrivaled eight Oscar® nominations in the Best Animated Feature category – by far the most for an independent distributor – including: The Secret of Kells (2009), A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita (2011), Ernest & Celestine (2013), Song of the Sea and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2014), and its most recent nominees Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There (2015). All films will be screened during the retrospective. Additionally Boy and the World will re-open Los Angeles alongside this series at multiple locations, and continues to expand nationwide as part of its wider theatrical release.
GKIDS is a distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2009,
the company has scored eight Best Animated Feature Oscar® nominations – with The Secret of Kells in 2009, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2011, Ernest & Celestine in 2013, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2014, and Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2015. GKIDS also handles North American theatrical distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others. www.gkidsfilms.com
For trailers to each film in the retrospective, see links below: