Peru’s first-ever 3D animated feature Rodencia and the Princess’s Tooth will hit theaters in a number of global territories, Variety reports. FilmSharks International has announced a raft of overseas deals for the family film, including Australia (Sony Pictures Australia in association with SC Movies), Israel (Shoval Film Production), Thailand (Mannasich Jiant Pics), Venezuela (Amazonia Films) and Ecuador (Multicines). North American audiences will also get to check out the pic as Grindstone Entertainment has acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights with releasing through Lionsgate Home Ent., with a planned Q1 2014 release.
Top Film has closed CIS, Cinema Republic Korea, Flins & Piniculas Spain, Distribution Co. Argentina and H20 Films Brazil in major territory deal announcements. FilmSharks founder Guido Rud also noted that negotiations with the U.K., Germany, France, China and Portugal are underway.
Directed by David Bisbano and produced by Alvaro Urtizberea at Vista Sur Films in Argentina, Milton Guerrero and Rafael Casas de Las Penas, Rodencia and the Princess’ Tooth is the first animated feature from Peru’s Red Post Animation Studio. The kid-friendly, CG-animated fantasy adventure follows a clod-footed mouse/sorceror’s apprentice who goes on a quest to find a magical princess’ tooth and overcome an evil invading rat horde. The film bowed in its home country last October and grossed roughly $600,000 in theaters.