Shout! Factory Films will present the North American premiere of music-driven animated feature Snowtime! during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Jean-Francois Pouliot (La Grande Seduction) and Francois Brisson, Snowtime! will have a limited release in U.S. theaters starting February 19.
Based on live-action classic La Guerre des Tuques (The Dog Who Stopped the War), Snowtime! kicks off the children of a small village decide to liven up their winter school break with a massive snowball fight. Sophie and Luke, both 11 years old, become the leaders of opposite factions as Sophie and her cohorts defend their elegant snow fort against Luke’s horde — whoever occupies the fort at the end of the break, wings. But as impish fun deteriorates into a more serious conflict, the children must learn valuable life lessons and realize that in war, neither side really wins.
The cast is lead by Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy), Ross Lynch of pop band R5, Angela Gallupo (Being Human), Lucinda Davis (Winx Club), Sonja Ball (The Legend of Sarila) and Don Shepherd (Blue Mountain State). The soundtrack for Snowtime! features music by Celine Dion and Simple Plan.