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Ernest and Celestine US Release and Locations

Now Playing:

  • New York, NY – IFC Center
  • Long Beach, CA – Regal Marketplace 6
  • Irvine, CA – Regal Edwards Westpark

FRIDAY MARCH 21st

  • Montclair, NJ – Clairidge Cinemas
  • Manhasset, NY – Manhasset Cinemas
  • Bronxville, NY – Bronxville Cinemas
  • Kew Gardens, NY – Kew Gardens Cinemas
  • Montpelier, VT – Green Mountain Film Festival 
  • Akron, OH – Akron Sparks Family Film Festival (3/23)

MARCH 28th

  • Seattle, WA – Landmark Theatres: Seven Gables
  • Portland, OR – Regal Fox Tower
  • San Jose, CA – Camera 3 Cinemas
  • Washington, DC – Landmark E Street 
  • Boston, MA – Landmark Kendall Square
  • Philadelphia, PA – Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
  • San Diego, CA – Landmark Theatres (TBD)
  • San Francisco, CA – Landmark Embarcadero
  • Berkeley, CA – Landmark Shattuck
  • New City, NY – Fine Arts Theatre
  • Dallas, TX – Angelika Film Center
  • Plano TX – Angelika Film Center
  • Cleveland, OH – Cleveland International Film Festival (3/29-3/30)

APRIL 4th

  • Austin, TX – Regal Arbor Cinemas
  • Salt Lake City, UT – Broadway Theatre
  • Santa Cruz, CA – Nickelodeon Del Mar 
  • Chicago, IL – Music Box Theatre
  • Phoenix, AZ – Harkins Camelview
  • Baltimore, MD – The Charles Theatre
  • Houston, TX – Landmark River Oaks Theatre
  • Minneapolis, MN – Landmark Theatres (TBD)
  • Atlanta, GA – Landmark Midtown Art
  • Denver, CO – Landmark Theatres (TBD)
  • Orlando, FL – Florida Film Festival (4/6 & 4/7)
  • New Orleans, LA – Prytania Theater
  • Sebastopol, CA – Rialto Cinemas
  • Forest Hills, NY – Cinemart Cinemas

APRIL 11th

  • Chicago, IL – AMC River East
  • Northbrook, IL – AMC Northbrook
  • Skokie, IL – AMC Village Crossing
  • Portland, ME – Nickelodeon Cinemas
  • Las Vegas, NV – Regal Village Square
  • Louisville, KY – Baxter Ave. Filmworks
  • Tucson, AZ – The Loft Cinema
  • Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Grande
  • Asheville, NC – The Carolina Asheville
  • Honolulu, HI – Kahala Theatres 8
  • Charlotte, NC – Regal Park Terrace
  • Knoxville, TN – Regal Downtown West
  • Santa Fe, NM – CCA Santa Fe
  • Pittsburgh, PA – Regent Square Theatre
  • Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center
  • St. Louis, MO – Landmark Plaza Frontenac
  • Indianapolis, IN – Landmark Keystone
  • Cincinnati, OH – Mariemont 4
  • Durango, CO – Animas Theatre
  • Lincolnshire, IL – Regal Lincolnshire
  • Coral Gables, FL – Coral Gables Art Cinema
  • Gloucster, MA – Cape Ann Community Cinema
  • Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Museum Little Cinema
  • Boulder, CO – Boedecker Theater (begins 4/12)
  • Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Film Festival (4/12 - 4/13)
  • Omaha, NE – Film Streams Omaha (begins 4/12)

APRIL 18th

  • Waterville, ME – Railroad Square Cinema
  • Buffalo, NY – Amherst Theatre
  • Salem, OR – Salem Cinema
  • Spokane, WA – Magic Lantern Theatre
  • Lewisburg, PA – Campus Theatre
  • Philadelphia, PA – Zoetropolis (4/23 - 4/27)
  • Geneva, NY – Smith Opera House (thru 4/20)

APRIL 25th

  • Providence, RI – Cable Car Cinema
  • Wichita, KS – Tallgrass Film Festival
  • Bellingham, WA – Pickford Film Center
  • Detroit, MI – Landmark Main Art
  • Mobile, AL – Crescent Theatre
  • Lake Park, FL – Mos’Art Theatre
  • St. Johnsbury, VT – Catamount Arts Center
  • Winston Salem, NC – Aperture Cinemas (thru 4/27)
  • Albuquerque, NM – Guild Cinema (begins 4/30)
  • Wilmington, DE – Penn Cinema Riverfront (4/24 - 4/27)

MAY 2nd

  • Gainesville, FL – The Hippodrome
  • Tallahassee, FL – Tallahassee Film Society
  • Lincoln, NE – Mary R. Ross Film Center
  • Memphis, TN – Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (5/3)

MAY 9th

  • Las Cruces, NM – Mesilla Valley Film Society

Animating Ernest & Celestine via The Creators Project

Ernest & Celestine’s director Benjamin Renner gives a look into the computer animation techniques he used to give his Oscar-nominated feature its hand-drawn, minimalist aesthetic. Find out how drawing tablets, watercolor effects and Flash software brought the pages of Gabriel Vincent’s celebrated children’s picture book to life.-The Creators Project

Disney CEO Robert Iger announced that Incredibles 2 and Cars 3 are in the works. 
Pixar’s Current Release Calendar:
-Inside Out: June 2015-The Good Dinosaur: November 2015-Finding Dory: June 2016-Untitled Film: June 2017-Untitled Film: November 2017-Untitled Film: June 2018Last year, Pixar announced plans to release one original film every year and a sequel every other year, so it could be possible that Incredibles 2 and Cars 3 won’t be released until 2018/2020.

Disney CEO Robert Iger announced that Incredibles 2 and Cars 3 are in the works. 

Pixar’s Current Release Calendar:

-Inside Out: June 2015
-The Good Dinosaur: November 2015
-Finding Dory: June 2016
-Untitled Film: June 2017
-Untitled Film: November 2017
-Untitled Film: June 2018

Last year, Pixar announced plans to release one original film every year and a sequel every other year, so it could be possible that Incredibles 2 and Cars 3 won’t be released until 2018/2020.

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First Image for Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

Toei Animation has released the first image for the new Sailor Moon anime. In addition to the shot of Usagi above, the full image also included a list of the main staff, a synopsis, and a reminder that show will premiere in July 2014 and will stream simultaneously worldwide on the Niconico website.

Usagi Tsukino is a second-year middle school girl who is a little clumsy and a crybaby, but she is full of energy. One day, she meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and she transforms into Sailor Moon, a sailor-uniformed pretty guardian of love and justice! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi seems to have a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other guardians and to protect the princess.

Meanwhile, the queen of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, also sends minions to the town where Usagi lives to obtain the Illusionary Silver Crystal, which has immense power. This causes strange events to unfold….

Can Sailor Moon really find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other Sailor guardians, and protect the princess…!?

A countdown on the anime’s official website, with the words “eight days left…” and an image of a waxing moon, is set to launch tomorrow, so expect more news about the new series next Saturday.

Life After Pi

"The 30-minute film Life After Pi documents last year’s financial collapse of vfx house Rhythm & Hues. Directed and edited by Rhythm & Hues employee Scott Leberecht, the documentary does a great job of explaining the current realities of the visual effects business model and why the bankruptcy of Rhythm & Hues is part of a much broader issue in Hollywood that has led to the shutdown of dozens of studios over the past decade.”-Amid Amidi, Cartoon Brew