Currently celebrating its 19th year in business as the leading animation studio in Latin America, Mexico City-based Ánima has announced that its animated feature Cranston Academy: Monster Zone will open in Australia and New Zealand.
CEO Fernando De Fuentes Sainz and COO José C. Garcia de Letona made the announcement on behalf of the global kids’ programming player, which has previously secured a raft of international sales to Mexico, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Italy, CIS & Baltics, Vietnam, Middle East, U.K. and South Africa for theatrical release by Double Dutch International (DDI), a globally recognized sales and production company.
“The timing of this announcement could not be better as Cranston Academy: Monster Zone was just recently nominated for a Quirino Award as one of the Best Ibero-American Animation Feature Films. I am confident this animated adventure will be loved in Australia and New Zealand, as it has around the world,” commented Garcia de Letona.
Cranston Academy: Monster Zone, is the story of Danny, a 15-year-old genius bullied for his intelligence and struggling to fit in at school and Liz, the daughter of a famous scientist whose legacy she strives to overcome and be considered a genius in her own right. When Danny is unexpectedly offered a scholarship to the secret, prestigious boarding school Cranston Academy, where Liz is the number one student, a rivalry sparks. In his quest to prove his intelligence, Danny inadvertently opens a portal to another dimension and unleashes a slew of monsters on the school. Liz must put their rivalry aside and help Danny together with a half-moth, half-man professor aptly nicknamed Mothman, to overcome the creatures of the 5th dimension and save the school.
The family adventure stars the voices of Jamie Bell (Fantastic Four, Snowpiercer) and Ruby Rose (Batwoman, Orange Is the New Black). De Fuentes Sainz and Garcia de Letona are the film’s producers.