Spanish Dragon Hill on Fire in Netherlands

The Spanish animated feature Dragon Hill is currently in theatrical release in the Netherlands where it is outperforming distributor expectations. The 2D cartoon produced by Milímetros has pulled US$608.000 since opening on less than 100 screens on Oct. 9.

In its second week of release, Dragon Hill took forth place at the Netherlands box office with $380,000. This is after opening week results topped those of DreamWork’s Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, according to Milímetros.

Universal Pictures Benelux released 91 prints of the film, which is a good push considering it put out 141 prints of The Matrix: Revolutions and 105 of Bad Boys 2. The gamble paid off as Dragon Hill has spent five weeks in the top 10.

Awarded with the 2003 Spanish Academy GOYA for Best Animated Film, Dragon Hill will soon be released in Belgium, Iceland, Italy and Russia.

In addition to producing animation for Cartoon Network’s Courage, the Cowardly Dog and Dic’s Madaline and Super-Duper-Sumos, Milímetros’ credits include the features Asterix in America, The Little Punk and Pippi Longstocking. The studio is in pre-production on an 80-minute animated feature titled RH+, a co-production with Grupo Cinco, M5 Audiovisual, RTVA and Universal.

To see a trailer for Dragon Hill and to learn more about Milímetros, visit www.milimetros.com.