Cinar nabs Wonderworks’ family pix

Acquisition triples the number of features in library

MONTREAL — Canadian children’s producer and distributor Cinar has acquired the Wonderworks library of family films from Salt Lake City-based Bonneville Intl.

Under the deal, Montreal-based Cinar receives all of Bonneville’s interests in copyright and distribution of the library, which consists of 55 live-action pics and two animated features.

The Wonderworks library includes Ron Howard’s “The Lone Star Kid,” starring James Earl Jones; “Jacob Have I Loved,” toplining Bridget Fonda; “Frog,” featuring Paul Williams, Elliott Gould and Shelley Duvall; and “The Mighty Pawns,” with Paul Winfield.

The two animated pics in the library are “Molly and the Skywalkerz in Happily Ever After” and “Molly and the Skywalkerz in Two Daddies,” both featuring the voices of Carol Burnett and Danny DeVito and produced by Henry Winkler.

With the acquisition, Cinar triples the number of features in its library to 76. Bonneville Intl. owns the NBC affil in Salt Lake City and radio stations throughout the U.S.

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