Russian animated feature Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon has been selected to screen out of competition at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival, taking place in the Chinese metropolis June 11-19, 2016. The film will screen as part of the “International Panorama” program on June 13 and 18.
Produced by Riki Group and Petersburg Animation Studio and directed by Denis Chernov, Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon is CG-animated comedy-adventure film that follows the lovable Kikoriki characters on a journey into the wild jungle where perilous adventure awaits. The film is one of the top 10 most successful Russian animated features ever made, and was produced with the support of the Cinema Foundation of Russia.
According to Riki Group’s VP of International Distribution, Diana Yurinova, China is a key market for the company’s projects and they are currently in active negotiations with leading Chinese distributors and co-production partners for the next installment in the Kikoriki franchise — Kikoriki: Deja Vu (fall/winter 2017-2018) — which will be set in ancient China.