Wizart Animation is heading to Cannes next month to present two new animated feature projects to buyers during the Marché du Film (May 8-17). The globally successful Russian studio will be showcasing family-friendly CG comedy adventures The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands and Sheep & Wolves: Pig Deal, both in active production for delivery soon.
Previous installments of these franchises have been warmly received around the world. Wizart titles notably tend to continue profiting from theatrical screenings long after their original premieres. “With theatrical releases continuing internationally for years after the original premieres, and including the massively expanding secondary revenues, overall the two franchises – Snow Queen and Sheep & Wolves – have already made over $100 million worldwide,” commented Yuri Moskvin, general producer of Wizart.
The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands (80 min., English, Stereo 3D / 4DX, November 2018)
Synopsis: In this exciting and educative adventure, a mighty king has lost his family because of the Snow Queen. He finds a way to take revenge, which is to expel all magic creatures from his world to Mirrorlands. Gerda and Snow Queen — along with all the wizards and magicians — have to forget their differences and squabbles to defend their right to exist and keep fairy tale magic in the world. Read more.
Producers: Yuri Moskvin, Vladimir Nikolaev
Directors: Alexey Tsitsilin and veteran writer/story artist Robert Lence (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Shrek), who is also co-writer. Lence previously worked with Wizart on the third part of the franchise, Snow Queen: Fire and Ice (2016).
Writers: Alexey Zamyslov, Alexey Tsitsilin, Vladimir Nikolaev
Screenings (15 min. of footage):
May 8, 11:30 am @ Lerins 2
May 11, 09:30 am @ Lerins 2
Sheep & Wolves: Pig Deal (80 min., English, Stereo 3D / 4DX, Fall 2018)
Synopsis: Following the events of the first film, the unified town of sheep and wolves carries on in peace and quiet, until two unexpected guests turn up: a polar fox and a tiny ewe. No one ever expected them to bring a deadly danger, which can be overcome only if they work together. Only teamwork can solve big problems and deal with serious challenges – as unity is what makes us all stronger.
Producers: Sergey Selyanov, Yuri Moskvin, Vladimir Nikolaev
Director: Vladimir Nikolaev
Scriptwriters: Alexey Tsitsilin, Anton Timofeev, Vladimir Nikolaev, Robert Lence
The original Sheep & Wolves is enjoying a successful international roll-out in theatrical release and on DVD, and continues to enter new territories. It has won the Golden Unicorn Award for Best Animation Film, the Grand Prix from Seoul Guro International Kids Films Festival, and honors from the Catalina Film Festival and more.
Screenings (25 min. of footage):
May 9th, 10:00 am @ Lerins 2
May 11th, 10:30 am @ Lerins 2