Global Screen Sells ‘7th Dwarf’ to U.S., U.K., Oz, Italy, Spain

CANNES — Munich-based Global Screen has sold 3D animated movie “The 7th Dwarf” to Shout! Factory for the U.S., as well as several other international buyers.

Other sales deals included to Signature Entertainment for the U.K., Rialto Distribution for Australia, Italian International Film for Italy, Flins & Piniculas for Spain, and PRIS Audiovisuais for Portugal. There is an offer from France on the table.

Almost all key territories have been sold so far. Deals that have been announced earlier this year are China (H.G.C. Entertainment), Czech Republic and Slovakia (AQS), Indonesia (PT Media Bermutu), South Korea (SANE Company), Turkey (Medyavizyon), Poland (Kino Swiat), Latin America (Swen), Benelux (Just Bridge), the Middle East (Italia Film), CIS and the Baltic states (Rekiston Enterprises).

“The 7th Dwarf” tells the story of Bobo, the youngest of the seven dwarfs, who accidentally pricks Princess Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty), and sends the kingdom into a century-long slumber. Bobo and the other dwarfs must travel into the future in order to revive Rose.

Julia Weber, head of theatrical sales at Global Screen, said: ” ‘The 7th Dwarf’ is an outstanding animation film, blending the best elements of world-famous fairy tales into a modern adventure and mixing it with catchy songs.”

The movie was produced by 7 Dwarves Animation Company in co-production with Cinemendo, Erfttal Film- & Fernsehproduktion, CC Medienproduktion, TransWaal Film, VIP Medienfonds 2/VIP Medienfonds 4B, Rialto Film, MCC Independent and Universal Pictures Productions.

The film, which was released in Germany on Sept. 25 by Universal and 3 Freunde Filmverleih Germany on 550 prints, is at number 11 in the box office charts.

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