×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Filmax International Boards ‘Elcano and Magellan’

The Dibulitoon-produced animated feature will be pitched at Cartoon Movie

BERLIN — Filmax International has boarded “Elcano And Magellan, The First Voyage Around the World,” picking up rights for world sales. The film is produced by Dibulitoon Studio, a leading animation production house in Spain’s Basque Country (“Teresa & Tim,” Yoko & His Friends”), and Bilbao-based distribution-production company Barton Films.

Currently in production, “Elcano” will be offered to buyers and partners at the upcoming Cartoon Movie, which will take place in Bordeaux, France in March.

“Elcano” traces the adventures of Portugal’s Fernando Magellan and Basque Juan Sebastián Elcano, the historical navigators responsible for the first circumnavigation of the Earth, completed in 1522. Magellan started the three-year journey, but Elcano was the one to conclude it.

“It  seems an adventure movie rather than an episode out of history. It’s targets children in particular, offering a great diversity of landscapes and cultures –the whole world,” Ricardo Ramón, a producer at Dibulitoon, told Variety.

“It’s one of those movies that parents feel very pleased about, because in addition to pure entertainment there’s an unquestionable educative element,” added Iván Diaz, head of Filmax International.

Popular on Variety

“Elcano” will be the second animation feature of Ángel Alonso (“The Thief of Dreams”). The script was penned by Garbiñe Losada and José Antonio Vitoria.

The movie’s release is planned for 2019, to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the start of Elcano and Magellan’s circumnavigation.

ENDS

More Film

  • “Facing It,” an eight-minute 30 second

    U.K. Short 'Facing It' Takes Top Prize at 2019 VIEW Awards

    “Facing It,” a claymation/live-action film about how relationships mold people, has won the 2019 VIEW Conference Award for best short film. The film was written and directed by Sam Gainsborough and co-written by Louisa Wood and produced at the National Film and Television School’s Beaconsfield Studio in Beaconsfield, U.K. The VIEW Awards are an offshoot [...]

  • THE CINEMA' 'FRAILTY AT LAEMMLE' FILM

    Laemmle Theatres Arthouse Chain No Longer Seeking Buyer

    Los Angeles-based arthouse chain Laemmle Theatres has stopped seeking a buyer, four months after putting itself on the sales block amid slow sales. Greg Laemmle, president of the 81-year-old exhibitor, announced the development Thursday. He told Variety that discussions with an unidentified buyer had reached an advanced stage but fell apart and that there has [...]

  • Morgan Freeman Lori McCreary Gary Lucchesi

    Film News Roundup: Morgan Freeman's Revelations Teams With Gary Lucchesi for Production Venture

    In today’s film news roundup, Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and Gary Lucchesi are teaming up; Zolee Griggs, Sara Rue and Ed Quinn are cast; and “Clementine” finds a home. JOINT VENTURE Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment is teaming with former Lakeshore Entertainment president Gary Lucchesi for a joint production venture. Lucchesi will develop [...]

  • 'When Lambs Become Lions' Review: A

    Film Review: 'When Lambs Become Lions'

    “For us, ivory is worthless unless it is on our elephants,” says Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta in a televised statement, shortly before several vast hauls of severed elephant tusks — ornately piled like sacred shrines — is ceremoniously set ablaze. It’s a confiscated collection that, Kenyatta tells his audience, is worth $150 million, literally going [...]

  • Shannon Hoon

    Live Nation Productions Boards Danny Clinch-Helmed Blind Melon Doc 'All I Can Say'

    Live Nation Productions and Double E Entertainment have signed on as executive producers of “All I Can Say,” the documentary film featuring footage shot entirely by the late Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon. The film’s title is taken from the opening lines of Blind Melon’s instantly recognizable 1993 smash, “No Rain.” Culled from Hoon’s archives, the [...]

  • Tom Hanks stars as Mister Rogers

    How Mr. Rogers Influenced the Pacing of 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'

    Fred Rogers was an icon to many. Everyone who met him and knew him says, “He really was like that.” He spoke in a soft voice and he was kind. He believed in doing good to others. He spoke to children in “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” in a soft voice, helping them to process complicated emotions [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content