The team at Quebec animation studio 10th Ave Productions is celebrating the U.S. digital release of its third feature film, The Yeti Adventures (a.k.a. Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly & Simon), through Universal. The film is available through no fewer than 25 American video-on-demand services, including Amazon, Apple, AT&T U-verse, Google, Microsoft and Verizon. The Yeti Adventures is also available on various digital platforms through numerous retail outlets, including Walmart, Amazon and Alliance Entertainment, starting this week.
Directed by Pierre Greco and Nancy Florence Savard, and based on an original idea by writers Greco and André Morency, the film recounts the adventures of Nelly Maloye, a novice private eye, and Simon Picard, a research scientist at the local university, who meet unexpectedly. Bankrolled by an ambitious client, the impulsive and headstrong Maloye joins the methodical and pragmatic Picard in a dubious quest to prove the existence of the elusive Yeti.
The Yeti Adventures has been selected for more than 20 international festivals to date, including Zlín, Namur, Valladolid, Amsterdam, Mumbai, Melbourne, Dublin, Palm Springs, Shanghai, Meknes, Tallinn, Kosice and Tehran. The film won the award for Best Animated Feature at the International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Isfahan, Iran. Closer to home, it won the Best Direction award at the Family Film Festival in Quebec City. It is now in distribution in more than 65 countries around the world.