Alexei Tcitcilin’s 3D animated movie “The Snow Queen’ has secured the widest ever release for a Russian film in China. It’ll open there on July 31 on 3,400 screens.
The first two installments of “The Snow Queen” franchise, which are produced by Wizart Animation and Timur Bekmambetov’s Bazelevs, have been picked up by buyers 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 pic will also play in Spain, France, Germany, Brazil, China, Japan, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Indonesia and Thailand this year.
At Cannes, 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. Just4Kids took all rights in Benelux for “The Snow Queen 2,” and ITA Film acquired the film in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
At Cannes, Wizart unveiled new project “The Snow Queen 3: Fire and Ice,” which found its first buyers. All rights were sold to Shooting Stars for the Middle East, where the movie will have a day-and-date release in 2016, ACME Film for the Baltic states, Medyavizyon for Turkey, and Cinema Republic for South Korea.