Gkids Supercut Pays Tribute to the Indie Animated Film Distributor — Watch

Gkids Supercut Pays Tribute to the Indie Animated Film Distributor — Watch
Gkids will release its latest animated film,”My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea,” this Friday, April 14. And to celebrate, animation fans Carlos Aguilar and Conor Holt, the guys behind the “One Week Only Podcast,” have created a video compilation of its catalogue, to pay tribute to the New York-based indie animated film distributor.

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The beautiful supercut features clips from all of Gkids releases, including the studio’s Academy Awards-nominated titles: “The Secret of Kells” (2009), “A Cat in Paris” (2011), “Chico and Rita” (2011), “Ernest & Celestine” (2013), “Song of the Sea” (2014), “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” (2014), “Boy and the World” (2015), “When Marnie Was There” (2015), and “My Life as a Zucchini” (2016).

The footage is set to the tune of four of the duo’s favorite songs from Gkids films, including Christen Mooney’s “Aisling Song” (“The Secret of Kells
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DVD Review: ‘The Secret of Kells’ Features Striking Visuals

Chicago – The most-surprising nominee on Oscar nomination morning 2010 had to be that a little film that almost no one in the audience had heard of much less seen would compete with the big-budget players for Best Animated Feature. Like an off-off-off-Broadway play getting nominated alongside multi-million dollar projects, there was something called “The Secret of Kells” sitting alongside “Coraline,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “The Princess and the Frog,” and “Up.” Now the little-movie-that-could is out on DVD and Blu-ray for you to try and figure out why.

DVD Rating: 3.5/5.0

Of course, the big question is did it deserve it? I’m all for embracing outsiders and allowing the little guy to play with the big ones, so I’m fine with the nomination. And the film features some striking visuals. Having said that, it’s not nearly the experience of “Mary and Max” or “Ponyo,” two of the best animated films
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Movie Review - 'The Secret of Kells'

The Secret of Kells

Starring Brendan Gleeson, Evan McGuire, and Christen Mooney

Directed by Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey

Not Rated

You will have to make an adjustment when watching The Secret of Kells, a recent surprise nominee in the Best Animated Feature Film category at the Academy Awards. Even if you've seen The Triplets of Belleville, the previous animated movie by the producers of Kells, this one's...different.

The movie is the story of medieval Celtic monks who wrote the Book of Kells, one of the most important surviving pieces of early Christian writing as well as an influential work of art.

So it's a great subject for further exploration. Even if religious movies aren't your gig, the historical consequence of the actions of these monks is massive, as is the artistic impact. But the movie made here is not at all what you'd expect. In addition to being
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The Secret of Kells Expands to Los Angeles on April 2nd

Film distributor Gkids announced today that their award-winning and surprise Oscar nominated animated feature The Secret of Kells by director Tomm Moore will open theatrically at Los Angeles' Landmark Theatre on April 2.

The Secret of Kells garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature and opened to record-breaking box office numbers in New York, setting the single-screen-opening-weekend record for a release at the city's IFC Center.

The Secret of Kells - A film by Tomm Moore

Opens April 2

Landmark Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, (310) 281-8223

Synopsis: Magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes, in this sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. Young Brendan lives in the Abbey of Kells, a remote medieval outpost under siege from raiding barbarians. One day a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands
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Review: The Secret Of Kells

Review: The Secret Of Kells
Suffice to say that it received its highest profile in the form of a sure-to-lose nomination for the Best Animated Feature Oscar at the 2010 Academy Awards, but The Secret of Kells is no runner-up or underdog when it comes to imagination or creativity. Turning the origin story of the fabled Book of Kells into a fanciful but never frivolous work of historical fiction, co-directors Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey find a perfect synthesis between childhood exuberance and grown-up restraint, creating a singular and sensational animated work that needs no formal reward to be recognized as a great achievement.

In the film, a young boy named Brendan (Evan McGuire) struggles to understand the world outside the walls of the Abbey of Kells, which his stern uncle, the Abbott Cellach (Brendan Gleeson), has forbidden him from experiencing. Obsessed with illumination, a meticulous process by which the prophesied Book of Iona was created,
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The Secret of Kells Breaks New York Box Office Record

Tomm Moore's Oscar nominated, critically-acclaimed The Secret of Kells, has broken the opening weekend box office record at New York's IFC Center. The film, released by Gkids, propelled the IFC Center to its biggest single day and weekend grosses ever, as well as the best Friday and Saturday in the theater's history. The Secret of Kells weekend gross of $39,826 was the best screen average of any film in the nation for the weekend of March 5-7.

John Vanco, Gm of IFC Center said, "With The Secret of Kells selling out all but one of its weekend shows, IFC had its biggest, Friday, Saturday, Sunday in the theater's history. Saturday was our single biggest day ever and we also had our biggest weekend ever. We're thrilled to be able to extend our mission of showcasing the best of independent film by presenting a wonderful picture like Kells, which gloriously proves
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The Secret of Kells Review

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"The Book of Kells" is perhaps the most famous of the illuminated manuscripts -- manuscripts that combine ornate text with elaborate drawings, borders, illustrations and initialing. Transcribed by Celtic monks in around 800 Ad, it tells the tales of the four Gospels of the New Testament through vivid designs, complex drawings and rich calligraphy. It is the finest the Insular Gospels and is renowned as the most breathtaking example of illumination in history.

The Secret of Kells is an animated film from Ireland about a young Irish boy, Brendan (Evan McGuire), and his friends and family, interwoven within the story of The Book of Kells. It is, at the risk of hyperbole, a staggeringly lovely film that was nothing less than captivating. The story begins with young Brendan, an orphan living with his uncle, the Abbot Cellach (Brendan Gleeson), in their abbey. Their days are filled with backbreaking work as they
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First pictures from The Secret of Kells

We have added a new set of pictures from The Secret of Kells. Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in this sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. Features the voices of Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter, In Bruges), Mick Lally, Evan McGuire and Christen Mooney. Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his
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The Secret of Kells Set for a March 19 National Release

The Secret of Kells gets a March 19 release Indie film distributor Gkids announced today that their award-winning animated feature The Secret of Kells by director Tomm Moore has received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Animated Feature. All other nominees in the category were major studio releases from Fox, Disney/Pixar and Universal.

A viral, word-of-mouth Oscar campaign eschewed all paid advertising and capitalized on audience passion to create a groundswell of support for The Secret of Kells. The nomination is a major accomplishment in a year with so many well-regarded commercial animated releases.

The Secret of Kells is also the only independently distributed film nominated for the animation industry Annie Awards Best Animated Feature and is winner of the Audience Award at the prestigious Annecy International Animation Festival.

The Secret of Kells stars Brendan Gleeson, Liam Hourican, Mick Lally, Michael McGrath, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney, Paul Tylack, Paul Young
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Interview: Tomm Moore Reveals His 'Secret of Kells'

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Marking the second Irish feature length animation to be released in Ireland in the past year, Iftn talks with animation director Tomm Moore ahead of the release of the lavish debut feature 'The Secret of Kells'. Set for nationwide release on Friday 6th March by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Ireland, 'The Secret of Kells' introduces the vibrant animations of director Tomm Moore and the team at Cartoon Saloon, the Kilkenny based animators of behind the Ifta winning series 'Skunk Fu'. The film is also the work of a partnership with animators and producers from France's Les Armateurs and Belgium's Vivi Film. With the backdrop of the Viking raids on Ireland, the animation follows twelve-year-old Brendan who meets an elderly Brother Aidan, the keeper of an extraordinary, but unfinished book of illuminations. Aidan sets Brendan the task of completing this legendary book for which he must
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