You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Quest’ seeks out Finnish audience

Animation breaks local records

STOCKHOLM — “Quest for a Heart,” Finland’s first ever full length toon, bowed locally this weekend to the best December opening for a Finnish family film ever.

Pic banked Euros 172,853 ($249,000), out pacing previous record holder, 1998’s “Tommy and the Wildcat.”

“Quest for a Heart,” which is written and directed by Pekka Lehtosaari, and produced by Marko Rohr, has also been made in an international version with Mackenzie Crook and Lisa Stansfield providing the voices for the leading characters.

Pic will open with 400 prints in Russia in January, and has been sold to 12 countries so far. Pic will also screen in the market at the Berlin Film Festival in February.

More Film

  • Common, Lena Waithe

    Common, Lena Waithe Join AT&T Hello Lab's Filmmaker-Mentoring Program in Second Year

    STOCKHOLM — “Quest for a Heart,” Finland’s first ever full length toon, bowed locally this weekend to the best December opening for a Finnish family film ever. Pic banked Euros 172,853 ($249,000), out pacing previous record holder, 1998’s “Tommy and the Wildcat.” “Quest for a Heart,” which is written and directed by Pekka Lehtosaari, and […]

  • Sony Takes Premium Film1 Movies Service

    Sony Takes Premium Film1 Movies Service Direct To Consumer

    STOCKHOLM — “Quest for a Heart,” Finland’s first ever full length toon, bowed locally this weekend to the best December opening for a Finnish family film ever. Pic banked Euros 172,853 ($249,000), out pacing previous record holder, 1998’s “Tommy and the Wildcat.” “Quest for a Heart,” which is written and directed by Pekka Lehtosaari, and […]

  • Tim Robbins to Be Feted at

    Tim Robbins to Be Feted at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

    STOCKHOLM — “Quest for a Heart,” Finland’s first ever full length toon, bowed locally this weekend to the best December opening for a Finnish family film ever. Pic banked Euros 172,853 ($249,000), out pacing previous record holder, 1998’s “Tommy and the Wildcat.” “Quest for a Heart,” which is written and directed by Pekka Lehtosaari, and […]

  • BAFTA Details Diversity Requirements for 2019

    BAFTA Details Diversity Requirements for 2019 Film Awards

    STOCKHOLM — “Quest for a Heart,” Finland’s first ever full length toon, bowed locally this weekend to the best December opening for a Finnish family film ever. Pic banked Euros 172,853 ($249,000), out pacing previous record holder, 1998’s “Tommy and the Wildcat.” “Quest for a Heart,” which is written and directed by Pekka Lehtosaari, and […]

  • Wang Zhongjun Chinese movie mogul and

    Huayi Bros.’ Dennis Wang Makes Reassurances, Promises Stock Purchases

    STOCKHOLM — “Quest for a Heart,” Finland’s first ever full length toon, bowed locally this weekend to the best December opening for a Finnish family film ever. Pic banked Euros 172,853 ($249,000), out pacing previous record holder, 1998’s “Tommy and the Wildcat.” “Quest for a Heart,” which is written and directed by Pekka Lehtosaari, and […]

  • Tiffany Haddish

    MTV Movie and TV Awards: 10 Standout Moments

    STOCKHOLM — “Quest for a Heart,” Finland’s first ever full length toon, bowed locally this weekend to the best December opening for a Finnish family film ever. Pic banked Euros 172,853 ($249,000), out pacing previous record holder, 1998’s “Tommy and the Wildcat.” “Quest for a Heart,” which is written and directed by Pekka Lehtosaari, and […]

  • Michael B. Jordan

    'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)

    STOCKHOLM — “Quest for a Heart,” Finland’s first ever full length toon, bowed locally this weekend to the best December opening for a Finnish family film ever. Pic banked Euros 172,853 ($249,000), out pacing previous record holder, 1998’s “Tommy and the Wildcat.” “Quest for a Heart,” which is written and directed by Pekka Lehtosaari, and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content