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GKIDS Brings An Apple Original Film “Wolfwalkers” To Theaters Nationwide November 13

“Dazzling… Another stunning artwork for the ages.” – Variety

“A hand-animated tour-de-force… The best animated film of the year” – IndieWire

“Thought-provoking… A triumph.” – The Wrap

“An instant classic.” – Screen International

“An absolute miracle.” – Collider

“A masterpiece! Nothing short of magical!” – Empire

“A stirring masterwork. Easily the best animated film of the year.” – The Playlist



Synopsis: In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the “Wolfwalkers” and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.

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GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features announced today they will bring “Wolfwalkers” to cinemas nationwide, with the film set to open in 500 theaters starting November 13. Tickets are available now at WolfwalkersMovie.com, and participating theater box offices. The U.S. theatrical release will include multi-day event screenings in partnership with Fathom Events on November 13, 14, and 15, as well as simultaneous full theatrical runs with Landmark, Angelika, LA’s Vineland drive-in, and other independent theaters nationwide and in Canada starting November 13. The film premieres globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, December 11.

An Apple Original Film, “Wolfwalkers” is the latest from two-time Academy Award-nominated director Tomm Moore (“Song of the Sea,” “The Secret of Kells”) and director Ross Stewart (“The Secret of Kells”), and co-produced by the award-winning animation studios Cartoon Saloon (Oscar and Golden Globe nominee, “The Breadwinner”) and Melusine Productions (Oscar nominee, “Ernest & Celestine”). 

“Wolfwalkers” made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year to rapturous reviews and won the top audience award at AFI Fest, the first time an animated film has taken home the prize. The film currently has a Metacritic scale of 94, and is 95% positive on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the best reviewed films of the year.
GKIDS has a long-standing relationship with Cartoon Saloon, having distributed Tomm Moore’s Oscar nominated “The Secret of Kells” and “Song of the Sea”, and Nora Twomey’s “The Breadwinner.” In addition to handling distribution, GKIDS principles Eric Beckman and Dave Jesteadt are executive producers on both “The Breadwinner” and “Wolfwalkers.”

Directed by: Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart

Screenplay by: Will Collins

Cast: Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whitaker, Sean Bean, Simon McBurney, Tommy Tiernan, Jon Kenny, John Morton, and Maria Doyle Kennedy

Produced by: Paul Young, Nora Twomey, Tomm Moore and Stéphan Roelants

Production Companies: Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions

North America Theatrical Distributor: GKIDS


GKIDS is the producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding eleven Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, The Breadwinner in 2018, and Mirai in 2019. GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited AwayMy Neighbor TotoroPrincess Mononoke and others. GKIDS recently launched ANIMATION IS FILM, an annual LA-based film festival. ANIMATION IS FILM embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest range of expression that the medium is capable of. www.gkids.com

Starting On: November 13, 2020

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