Ernest & Celestine has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature in the upcoming 86th Academy Awards ceremony, which will take place on March 2. An adaptation of the cartoon series by Gabrielle Vincent, the film has already won the 2013 César award in the same category. Based on a screenplay by Daniel Pennac and created by Benjamin Renner, Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, Ernest & Celestine tells the story of the unexpected yet enduring friendship between a mouse and a bear. The film is available on DVD and Blu-ray from StudioCanal, which manages all rights as well as international sales
As the New Year begins, Decca is releasing a three-CD anthology dedicated to American music, which was selected as the theme for the Folles Journées de Nantes festival held on the weekend of February 1-2. For much of the world, American music is synonymous with jazz, but this collection reminds us that the US has many other genres to offer: military marches, hymns, spirituals, musical comedies, light music, concertos, operas and contemporary music. The first CD features the melodic genius of Gershwin, while the second one continues with those whom he inspired: Bernstein, of course, as well as trailblazer Charles Ives and the major contemporary movements as exemplified by Adams and Cage. The third returns to lighter fare, ranging from Copeland’s Rodeo to Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite and, as a grand finale, the irresistible overture from Bernstein’s Candide.
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GVT has increased its OTT offering. GVT’s OTT service users can now access the +Combate TV channel, as well as Receitas GNT. Customers can access the +Combate and Receitas GNT content on PCs, tablets and smartphones via the GVT On Demand platform for BRL 4.9 per month. GVT has also expanded its HDTV platform with the addition of the Philos cannel. GVT’s on demand platform users can now access the service for BRL 14.9 per month.