GKIDS will release an English-language version of the award-winning French animated film “Ernest & Celestine,” which has made the short list for an Oscar nomination, on March 14, the company announced Monday.
“Ernest & Celestine” won Best Animated Feature at France’s Cesar Awards – their version of the Academy Awards. The New York-based GKIDS has earned Oscar nominations in the past for “Chico & Rita” and “The Secret of Kells,” which “Ernest & Celestine” producer Didier Brunner also helped make.
The English-language version of “Ernest & Celestine” features the voices of Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman and Jeffrey Wright.
Based on a book series, the film chronicles the relationship between a mouse and a bear in a city where mice work under ground and bears live above ground.