Directed by Spaniard Ignacio Ferreras, adapting Paco Roca’s award-winning graphic novel, “Wrinkles” will be released in the U.S. by New York-based distributor Gkids, which has gained large notice for scoring three animated feature Oscar nominations in the past three years: for “The Secret of Kells,” “A Cat in Paris” and “Chico & Rita.”
Gkids has set “Wrinkles’” U.S. theatrical bow for early 2014. The Gkids-produced dub, now complete, will be available in all English-language territories in international, Gkids announced Thursday.
Marina Fuentes’ 6 Sales handles international sales on “Wrinkles,” which was produced by Manuel Cristobal’s Perro Verde Films and Cromosoma.
An buddy movie set in a retirement home with a hand-drawn 2D animation style, “Wrinkles” charts the growing friendship between Miguel, a wheeler-dealer, and Emilio, a retired bank manager suffering the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Miguel tries to prevent Emilio’s consignment to third-floor solitary confinement and, for the first time in his life, develops a real emotional bond with another person.
A double-winner at 2012’s Spanish Academy Goya awards- for animated feature and screenplay – “Wrinkles” has become a Spanish flagship for traditional animation and one of the best-reviewed of any Spanish film in recent years, whether animation or live action.