You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Cannes: Russia’s Wizart Racks Up Sales on ‘Snow Queen’ Franchise, ‘Sheep and Wolves’ (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES — Russian animation house Wizart Animation has closed further deals at Cannes on the “Snow Queen” franchise, “Sheep and Wolves” and “Urfin and His Wooden Soldiers.”

New project “The Snow Queen 3: Fire and Ice,” which was launched at Cannes, has found its first buyers. All rights were sold to Shooting Stars (Middle East), where the movie will have a day-and-date release in 2016, to the Baltic states (ACME Film), Turkey (Medyavizyon) and South Korea (Cinema Republic).

Spain’s Barton Films took all rights to “The Snow Queen” and “The Snow Queen 2,” and Bollywood Films took all rights for the pics in Pakistan. It will be the first time a Russian film has been released theatrically in Pakistan, said Joe Mirza, CEO of Bollywood Films. “These films are of a very high standard and they can compete with any of the other product in the market at the moment,” Mirza said.

Just4Kids took all rights in Benelux for “The Snow Queen 2,” and ITA Film acquired the film in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

All rights to “Sheep and Wolves” went to ACME Film (Baltic states), Pro Films (Bulgaria) and Pakistan (Bollywood Films). “Urfin and His Wooden Soldiers” went to Best Film (Baltic states) and Smile Entertainment (South Korea).

The first two installments of “The Snow Queen” franchise have been released in more than 80 territories to date. “The Snow Queen 2” will be released in the U.S. this year after all rights were acquired by eOne. “The Snow Queen 2” will also play in Spain, France, Germany, Brazil, China, Japan, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Indonesia and Thailand this year.

Wizart’s projects were presented at the Russian Cinema stand, organized by Cinema Fund of Russia.

More Film

  • 'Curse of La Llorona' Tops International

    'Curse of La Llorona' Tops International Box Office With $30 Million

    Warner Bros. and New Line’s “The Curse of La Llorona” led the way at the international box office, summoning $30 million when it opened in 71 foreign markets. The supernatural thriller collected $26.5 million in North America for a global start of $56.5 million. “La Llorona,” based on the Mexican folklore about the Weeping Woman, [...]

  • Box Office: 'Curse of La Llorona'

    Box Office: 'Curse of La Llorona' Wins Worst Easter Weekend in Over a Decade

    Warner Bros. and New Line’s “The Curse of La Llorona” ascended to the top of domestic box office charts, conjuring $26.5 million when it opened in 3,372 North American theaters. “La Llorona” is the latest horror movie to outperform expectations, further cementing the genre as one of the most reliable box office draws. Even so, [...]

  • FX's 'Snowfall' Panel TCA Winter Press

    John Singleton Hospitalized After Suffering Stroke

    UPDATED with statements from John Singleton’s family and FX Networks John Singleton, the Oscar nominated director and writer of “Boyz N’ the Hood,” has suffered a stroke. Sources confirm to Variety that Singleton checked himself into the hospital earlier this week after experiencing pain in his leg. The stroke has been characterized by doctors as [...]

  • 'Curse of La Llorona' Leads Slow

    'Curse of La Llorona' Leads Slow Easter Weekend at the Box Office

    New Line’s horror pic “The Curse of La Llorona” will summon a solid $25 million debut at the domestic box office, leading a quiet Easter weekend before Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” hits theaters on April 26. The James Wan-produced “La Llorona,” playing in 3,372 theaters, was a hit with hispanic audiences, who accounted for nearly 50% [...]

  • Jim Jarmusch in 'Carmine Street Guitars'

    Film Review: 'Carmine Street Guitars'

    “Carmine Street Guitars” is a one-of-a-kind documentary that exudes a gentle, homespun magic. It’s a no-fuss, 80-minute-long portrait of Rick Kelly, who builds and sells custom guitars out of a modest storefront on Carmine Street in New York’s Greenwich Village, and the film touches on obsessions that have been popping up, like fragrant weeds, in [...]

  • Missing Link Laika Studios

    ‘Missing Link’ Again Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

    In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Annapurna Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the second week in a row with “Missing Link.” Ads placed for the animated film had an estimated media value of $5.91 million through Sunday for [...]

  • Little Woods

    Film Review: 'Little Woods'

    So much of the recent political debate has focused on the United States’ southern border, and on the threat of illegal drugs and criminals filtering up through Mexico. But what of the north, where Americans traffic opiates and prescription pills from Canada across a border that runs nearly three times as long? “Little Woods” opens [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content