Ernest and Celestine Finds a Distributor

Ernest & CelestineThe animated feature film Ernest & Celestine has been picked up by GKIDS for US distribution. Based on Gabrielle Vincent’s popular children’s books, the family-friendly film was created in “sumptuous hand-painted watercolor design” and was brought to life on screen by directors Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar, and Benjamin Renner.
The film had its world premiere at Cannes and will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
GKIDs is planning a fall 2013 US theatrical release.
Commenting on the acquisition, GKIDS president Eric Beckman stated, “We are overjoyed to be bringing Ernest & Celestine to US audiences. The film is a triumph of 2D animation and storytelling. A phenomenally beautiful hand painted watercolor design, immensely likable characters, a wonderful ‘friendship against all odds’ story that sweeps you up and does not waste a single minute of screen time.  It is just overflowing with warmth and playful visual humor, there is so, so much to like about this movie.”
The Plot:
Ernest & Celestine tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.
Source: GKIDS
Posted by Rebecca Murray