4Kids Entertainment has acquired the theatrical, broadcast and home video rights to Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time, an animated feature released to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the property.
The deal covers all territories except Asia
4Kids plans to showcase the feature to broadcasters at the 2010 Mipcom market next month in Cannes, France.
‘Our plan is to release the film into 3D theatres in early 2011 in select markets, and follow that window with a television debut and DVD release,’ said Brian Lacey, executive VP of 4Kids Entertainment International.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time brings together the heroes from all three previous series to fight a fierce duel against a powerful new enemy who is as evil as he is mysterious.
Released in Japan in January, the movie earned more than $3 million in its limited weekend run at 124 3D theaters.