1.The first trailer of La Tortue rouge has released
Telerama has released the first trailer of La Tortue rouge (The Red Turtle). As previously reported in our weekly news, The Red Turtle screened in competition as part of the ‘Un Certain Regard’ category at Cannes Film Festival. It will open the night at Annecy International Animated Film Festival on Monday 13th June from 8:30 pm at the large hall of Bonlieu national theater in Annecy.
2. Alibaba supports a release of Russian animated feature Sheep and Wolves in China
Wizart, a studio based in Russia, sealed a series of deals at international market Marche du Film held during the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Flame Node Entertainment, a company based in China who released Monkey King: Hero Is Back last summer, has entered the team of Wizart and CTB Film Company for a theatrical release of Sheep and Wolves in China. Flame Node Entertainment has also partnered with Alibaba Group, a leading Chinese e-commerce company, for merchandising. Addition to these deals with China, Sheep and Wolves closed distribution deals with European partners, Italy (Barter Entertainment), Spain (European Dreams Factory) and Portugal (Lanterna de Pedra Filmes).
3. FILM.UA Group closed distribution deals for The Stolen Princess to Bulgaria and Iran
Ukrainian FILM.UA Group has signed a contract on The Stolen Princess all rights distribution to Bulgaria’s ProFilms and Cinema 24 in Iran. This was followed by the closed deals earlier at the Marche du Film held during the 68th Cannes Film Festival, The Stolen Princess was sold to KLB Company for distribution in France and French-speaking territories. The Stolen Princess is an animated 3D feature, currently in production at Animagrad animation studio. It is schedule to be released in the end of 2017.
4. Sega announces Hulu as exclusive streaming platform for Sonic Boom™ Series
SEGA and Technicolor Animation Productions (formerly OuiDO! Productions) announced that Sonic Boom™ animated television series will be licensed exclusively to Hulu in the United States. All episodes will become available to stream in English and Spanish later this month only on Hulu. As the exclusive online SVOD partner in the United States, Hulu acquires the rights to stream all episodes across various devices including set-top boxes, gaming consoles, mobile, desktop and tablet.