Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Continental Animated Feature

... just received its official launch.

... [The] feature-length animation film “Yellowbird”, produced entirely in France, premiered yesterday at the London Film Festival. ... The main character, Yellowbird, is an orphaned chick who is forced to lead a migration to Africa after he is left as the only bird who knows the route. ...

Before leading the “Yellowbird” team in studios in Paris and Bourg-les-Valence in south eastern France, director Christian De Vita worked as a story artist on Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie”.

“The quality of the image and the artistry involved from the whole team in France is of a very high standard,” De Vita said. ...

The stateside rights to the feature were picked up by a smaller distributor back in February:

In a seven-figure deal, Wrekin Hill Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to Christian De Vita's 3D animated feature “Yellowbird” from TeamTO and Haut & Court...

Now that the movie has rolled out in London, it should materialize here sooner instead of later, don't you think?


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