A Film By
Julien Chheng & Jean-Christophe Roger

In Theatres September 1st


Ernest and Celestine return in this delightful and joyous follow-up to their first Academy Award®-nominated adventure, which introduced a bear and mouse as the unlikeliest of friends.

Ernest remains an ursine troubadour dedicated to a life of music and art, and his constant grouchiness is softened by the creative whims of his mouse friend Celestine. When she accidentally breaks his beloved violin, they must take a long voyage to Ernest’s country of Gibberitia, home to the only artist who can repair it. But when they arrive, they are shocked to discover that all forms of music have been banned in Gibberitia for many years, and a land once known across the world for its incredible musicians has fallen silent.

It is up to Ernest and Celestine and their new friends, including a mysterious masked outlaw, to bring music and happiness back to the land of bears.


Venue Location Date
Angelika Mosaic Fairfax, VA 22031 - Washington, DC Hagerstwn 09/01/2023
Town Square 14 San Diego, CA 92117 09/01/2023
Angelika Carmel Mountain San Diego, CA 92128 09/01/2023
AMC Quail Springs 24 Oklahoma City, OK 73134 09/01/2023
Village East Cinema New York, NY 10012 09/01/2023
AMC Orange 30 Orange, CA 92868 - Los Angeles 09/01/2023
AMC DINE-IN Ontario Mills 30 Ontario, CA 91764 - Los Angeles 09/01/2023
Reading Cal Oaks 17 Murrieta, CA 92562 - Los Angeles 09/01/2023
Laemmle Glendale Glendale, CA 91206 - Los Angeles 09/01/2023
Laemmle Claremont Claremont, CA 91711 - Los Angeles 09/01/2023
Laemmle Newhall Claremont, CA 91321 - Los Angeles 09/01/2023
Laemmle Monica Film Center Los Angeles, CA 90401 09/01/2023
Cons Mililani 14 Mililani, HI 96789 - Honolulu 09/01/2023
Cons Kahala 8 Honolulu, HI 96816 09/01/2023
AMC Highlands Ranch 24 Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 - Denver 09/01/2023
AMC DINE-IN Grapevine 30 Grapevine, TX 76051 - Dallas Ft. Worth 09/01/2023
Angelika Film Center Dallas Dallas, TX 75206 - Dallas Ft. Worth 09/01/2023
Gateway Film Center Columbus, OH 43201 09/01/2023
AMC Barrington 24 South Barrington, IL 60010 - Chicago 09/01/2023
AMC Concord Mills 24 Concord, NC 28027 - Charlotte 09/01/2023
The Guild Albuquerque, NM 87106 - Santa Fe 09/15/2023
AMC Empire 25 New York, NY 10007 09/01/2023
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Fort Worth TX 76107 09/01/2023
AMC Puente Hills 20 with IMAX, Dolby City of Industry CA 91748 - Los Angeles 09/01/2023
AMC DINE-IN Studio 28 KC with IMAX,Dolby Olathe KS 66062 - Kansas City 09/01/2023
AMC Waterfront 22 West Homestead PA 15120 - Pittsburgh 09/01/2023
AMC Hoffman 22 Alexandria, VA 22314 - Washington DC Hagerstown 09/01/2023


Celebrating its 15th anniversary, GKIDS is the producer and distributor of artist-driven and award-winning animation from around the world. The company has scored an astounding 12 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, Mirai in 2019, and Wolfwalkers in 2021. GKIDS handles North American 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; as well as the critically acclaimed television series, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION. Also, GKIDS is the founder and host of ANIMATION IS FILM, the annual LA-based film festival which embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form, and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of the medium to its fullest range of artistic expressions. www.gkids.com