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SC Films Intl. Sends TeamTO’s ‘YellowBird” Around the World (EXCLUSIVE)

Helmer Christian de Vita, animation designer Benjamin Renner and producer Corrine Kouper will unveil "Yellowbird"'s first images on Friday at Annecy

ANNECY– Simon Crowe’s SC Films International has closed a flurry of major territories on Christian De Vita’s 3D action adventure tale “Yellowbird,” an ambitious animated feature produced by French studio TeamTO.

Following Wrekin Hill’s acquisition of North American rights, “Yellowbird” was picked up by Splendid (Germany), Spain (Big Picture), Lusomundo (Portugal), BlueSky (Eastern Europe), CD Land (Russia), Moviebox (Turkey), FilmHouse (Israel), ECS (Middle East), Mnet (South Africa), China (HGC), DreamWest (Korea) IPA (Thailand), RainFilm (Vietnam) and Jaguar (Airlines).

“Yellowbird” follows the adventure of an orphan young bird who has never left the nest and is given the responsibility by the elder of the flock to lead a whole family of birds on migration to Africa. While on this long journey, Yellowbird sets out to search for a family of his own.

The screenplay was written by Antoine Barraud, Guilhem Lesaffre and Cory Edwards. Benjamin Renner, who co-directed Cesar-winning, Oscar-nominated “Ernest and Celestine,” created all the designs for the movie, while composer Stephen Warbeck, whose credits includes Oscar-nominated “Shakespeare in Love,” provided the music.

“Character-wise, ‘Yellowbird is a healthy mix of a young Woody Allen, his nervous mannerisms and fragilities, the positive optimism and teen shyness of Mickey (Sean Astin) from the ‘Goonies,’ and the anxious personality of Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) in ‘Eternel Sushine of the Spotless Mind’),” said De Vita, who will, along with TeamTO producer Corrine Kouper and Renner will unveil the first images of “Yellowbird” on Friday in Annecy where the animation film festival and market (MIFA) is taking place.

On top of pre-selling to all major territories, “Yellowbird” has attracted a high-profile voice cast including Seth Green, Dakota Fanning, Danny Glover, Elliott Gould, Jim Rash and Christine Baranski.

De Vita has a strong track record, having worked as lead story artist on Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie.”

Caroline Benjo and Carole Scotta’s Haut et Court co-produced the animated feature and will release it in France. Panache Productions and La Compagnie Cinematographique in Belgium co-produced and hold Benelux rights. Studiocanal has video and VOD rights for France.

 

 

 

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