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GKids animated film screenings at IFC Center begin December 20

18 beloved animated films from GKids hit the big screen in a two-week mini film fest at the IFC Center December 20 through January 2.

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    A Cat in Paris at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics

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    Azur and Asmar at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics

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    Chico and Rita at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics

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    Eleanor's Secret at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics

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    Ernest and Celestine at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics

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    From Up On Poppy Hill at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics

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    Grave of the Fireflies at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics

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    Letter to Momo at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics

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    Mia and the Migoo at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics

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    My Neighbor Totoro at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics

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    Nocturna at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics

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    Space Wars at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics

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    Tales of the Night 3D at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics

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    The Painting at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics

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    The Rabbi's Cat at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics

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    The Secret of Kells at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics

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A Cat in Paris at An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKids Classics


Thanks to GKids, the folks who produce the annual New York International Children's Film Festival, families have an entertaining excuse to escape the cold over the next two weeks. A lineup of 18 imaginative animated children's films, including beloved favories like A Cat in Paris and My Neighbor Totoro (celebrating its 25th anniversary this year) will screen at the IFC Center from December 20 through January 2.

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In addition to well-known anime classics, the mini film fest will host theatrical premieres of newer productions such as Nocturna and Eleanor's Secret, and sneak previews of upcoming awards contenders like Ernest & Celestine. The colorful films are visually captivating and intelligent, and often impart a bit of wisdom to youthful audiences, making this retrospective a must-see family event over winter break. Check the website for the full screening schedule and film list.


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