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GKIDS Announces English Voice Cast for “My Life as a Zucchini”

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My Life as a Zucchini

GKIDS ANNOUNCES ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VOICE CAST FOR

MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI

WILL FORTE, NICK OFFERMAN, ELLEN PAGE AND AMY SEDARIS LEAD CAST

GOLDEN GLOBE-NOMINATED FILM TO MAKE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PREMIERE AT SUNDANCE

New York (December 21, 2016) – GKIDS, a producer and distributor of animation for both adult and family audiences, has announced the English voice cast for Golden Globe nominee MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI. The film, which features the voices of Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page and Amy Sedaris, will have its world premiere in English at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI will have its theatrical release domestically in February 2017, in both the English language and original French language versions.

MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI is the official Swiss submission and has been shortlisted for the “Best Foreign Language” category for the 2017 Academy Awards®, where it will also be competing for Best Animated Feature. The film was recently nominated for Best Motion Picture – Animated for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, named the Best Animated European Film by the European Film Awards, and Best Swiss Film by the Association of Swiss Film Critics.

MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI made its acclaimed world premiere earlier this year in the Director’s Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. It went on to win both the Grand Prize (Cristal), the Audience Award at the 2016 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, and the film also beat out 350 features to win the Audience Award – Best Feature at the Melbourne International Film Festival. MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI made its North American premiere at this year’s 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, and it will also play in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, as well as the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

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SYNOPSIS
After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment.

But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. Brought to life through striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart. Beginning with its debut at Cannes, the film has stirred up an overwhelming response on the festival circuit, taking home top jury and audience prizes at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, as it prepares to melt hearts with its U.S. debut at Sundance.

MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI is produced by RITA Productions, Blue Spirit Productions, Gebeka Films and KNM, in coproduction with the RTS – Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG-SSR, France 3 Cinéma, Rhône Alpes Cinéma and Helium Films, with international sales handled by Indie Sales.

ABOUT GKIDS
GKIDS is the acclaimed distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2008, the company has scored eight Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations – second only to Disney/Pixar – 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, and Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016. GKIDS is also in production on Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner, which they are slated to release stateside in 2017. GKIDS also handles North American theatrical distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others. www.gkids.com

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