Alibaba Lends Marketing Muscle to ‘Sheep and Wolves’ Animation

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has come on board to support the Chinese release of Russian animated feature “Sheep and Wolves.”

The film was picked up for China release by Flame Node Entertainment and is headed for theatrical distribution from this summer. It is the third instalment in the “Snow Queen” franchise, and is produced by Moscow-based Wizart Animation and CTB.

Wizart, handling sales, also licensed the film to European distributors including Barter Entertainment (for Italy), European Dreams Factory (for Spain) and Lanterna de Pedra Filmes (for Portugal.)

The story involves a wolf who is transformed into a sheep after drinking a magic potion.

China is one of the key territories for us. We are delighted to work with a market expert like Alibaba. Flame Node and Alibaba together will bring the powerful performances of Sheep and Wolves to as wide an audience as possible,” said Wizart producer Yuri Moskvin.

Alibaba Pictures Group, the movie arm of Alibaba, now offers a range of services to the film industry from project investment, to merchandizing sales and theatrical release support. Last week it announced that it is to invest $155 million in the shares of Dadi Cinema, China’s second largest cinema operator.

 

More Film

  • Locarno: Intramovies Takes Sales on Inquisition

    Locarno: Intramovies Takes World Sales on Inquisition Drama 'Menocchio' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has come on board to support the Chinese release of Russian animated feature “Sheep and Wolves.” The film was picked up for China release by Flame Node Entertainment and is headed for theatrical distribution from this summer. It is the third instalment in the “Snow Queen” franchise, and is produced by Moscow-based […]

  • Cats review

    Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden Cast in Movie Version of 'Cats'

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has come on board to support the Chinese release of Russian animated feature “Sheep and Wolves.” The film was picked up for China release by Flame Node Entertainment and is headed for theatrical distribution from this summer. It is the third instalment in the “Snow Queen” franchise, and is produced by Moscow-based […]

  • In this undated photo released by

    Six Thai Cave Rescue Films Now in Development

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has come on board to support the Chinese release of Russian animated feature “Sheep and Wolves.” The film was picked up for China release by Flame Node Entertainment and is headed for theatrical distribution from this summer. It is the third instalment in the “Snow Queen” franchise, and is produced by Moscow-based […]

  • 'Far From the Tree' Review

    Film Review: 'Far From the Tree'

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has come on board to support the Chinese release of Russian animated feature “Sheep and Wolves.” The film was picked up for China release by Flame Node Entertainment and is headed for theatrical distribution from this summer. It is the third instalment in the “Snow Queen” franchise, and is produced by Moscow-based […]

  • Jing Tian The Great Wall

    Hollywood May Win Quota Concession in China (Report)

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has come on board to support the Chinese release of Russian animated feature “Sheep and Wolves.” The film was picked up for China release by Flame Node Entertainment and is headed for theatrical distribution from this summer. It is the third instalment in the “Snow Queen” franchise, and is produced by Moscow-based […]

  • Damascus Cover review

    Film Review: 'Damascus Cover'

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has come on board to support the Chinese release of Russian animated feature “Sheep and Wolves.” The film was picked up for China release by Flame Node Entertainment and is headed for theatrical distribution from this summer. It is the third instalment in the “Snow Queen” franchise, and is produced by Moscow-based […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content