Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia looks like it’s a hit sequel to the 2012 French animated comedy-drama film Ernest & Celestine. Even if this sequel film features different directors this time around. Fortunately, it looks like Julien Chheng and Jean-Christophe Roger did a marvelous with this sequel. Just as they did with the 2017 TV series adaptation, really. Thus, you can understand why GKIDS would be eager to bring this French animated film to home video. Don’t believe me? Then why not check out GKIDS’s trailer below, and see if you want to own this quirky musical animated film for yourself?

Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia ~ Home Video Details

And in English dub too, if you wish.

GKIDS is proud to announce that they’re bringing Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia to home video at long last. Specifically: they plan to bring this French animated film to us via digital download and Blu-ray. This film will be available to download from all major digital platforms on December 19, 2023. Meanwhile, the Blu-ray version will be available to purchase a month later on January 16, 2023.

In fact, you can preorder Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia right now from either GKIDS or Shout! Factory. Note though that the price is a bit cheaper on GKIDS at $21.98 instead of the $22.99 of Shout! Factory, and that’s with the preorder discount included. So if you want to go the preorder route, then GKIDS might be your go-to option if you’re strapped for cash.

Bonus: Special Features

Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia Blu-ray 3D box art.
Without the threat of arrest to boot.

That’s not all, folks! As you might expect, this home video release version of this Ernest & Celestine sequel contains a bunch of special features. In fact, GKIDS has helpfully provided us with a full list of those special features for us to peruse. You can check it out below:

  • Making Of
  • Interview with the Directors
  • Interview with the Cast
  • Interview with Producer Didier Brunner
  • How to Draw Ernest & Celestine
  • Trailers