The animated film ‘Ernest and Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia’ is coming to the United States through the movie distribution studio GKids. Through a collaboration with Studio Canal, GKids will be releasing it into theaters in 2023 in both its original French and a new English version.
“GKIDS, celebrating its 15th anniversary as a producer and distributor of award-winning and artist-driven animation from around the world, announced today it has acquired all United States distribution rights for ERNEST & CELESTINE: A TRIP TO GIBBERITIA, co-directed by Jean-Christophe Roger and Julien Chheng,” they said on their website.
“A follow up to the Oscar®– nominated Ernest & Celestine, the film once again features the famous unlikely duo – this time returning to Ernest’s hometown in Gibberitia. Nominated for Best Animated Feature at France’s 48th César Awards, ERNEST & CELESTINE: A TRIP TO GIBBERTIA opened in French theaters in December, and will have its US Premiere as the opening night film of the New York International Children’s Film Festival this March,” they added.
You can watch the trailer below:
GKids describes the synopsis as follows,
“Ernest and Celestine return in this delightful and joyous follow-up to their first Academy Award®-nominated adventure, which introduced a bear and mouse as the unlikeliest of friends. Ernest remains an ursine troubadour dedicated to a life of music and art, and his constant grouchiness is softened by the creative whims of his mouse friend Celestine. When she accidentally breaks his beloved violin, they must take a long voyage to Ernest’s country of Gibbertia, home to the only artist who can repair it. But when they arrive, they are shocked to discover that all forms of music have been banned in Gibbertia for many years, and a land once known across the world for its incredible musicians has fallen silent. It is up to Ernest and Celestine and their new friends, including a mysterious masked outlaw, to bring music and happiness back to the land of bears.”
The movie was produced by Didier Brunner, Damien Brunner, and Stéphan Roelants.
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