Just when it seemed comic creator Dash Shaw’s debut film might disappear into cinematic limbo, Gkids comes to the rescue. Shaw’s animated film, My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea, made the rounds of the fall film festival circuit earlier this year, garnering plenty of rave reviews along the way (read Cosmo’s from the New York Film Festival here). However, while other acclaimed films got snapped up, Shaw’s remained unclaimed. Just this past week, the movie site Indiewire included it on their list of best films of 2016 without distribution. Thanks to Gkids, at least one entry can be scratched off that list.
Gkids is a company that specializes in releasing both independent and foreign animated films. Past releases include such stellar features as Sita Sings the Blues, Chico & Rita, Ernest & Celestine, and Up from Poppy Hill. Several of their movies have been nominated for Oscars. They also own the rights to Studio Ghibli’s back catalogue. So, My Entire High School is in very good company.
Gkids is planning a spring 2017 release. For more info see Deadline.