Copenhagen Bombay and its team, which produced Esben Toft Jacobsen’s internationally acclaimed animated feature film, The Great Bear, has recently closed financing on a new animated adventure by the same director.
The film (working title: Beyond Beyond) is the story about a little rabbit, Johan, who sets out on an amazing journey to find his mother and reunite her with her family. The film was first presented at Cartoon Movie in Lyon in March and – following the closing of the financing – production began this August. It is the first stereoscopic feature film ever produced in Sweden.
Beyond Beyond will be produced by CB Sverige AB and Copenhagen Bombay Rights 1 ApS in co-production with Film i V“st AB and Noble Entertainment AB, and with support from the Swedish Film Institute, the Danish Film Institute and the Nordisk Film & TV Fund. The movie will be produced in stereoscopic 3D and animated at Copenhagen Bombay’s studios in Stockholm and Copenhagen.
It will be distributed in Sweden by Noble Entertainment AB, who has also acquired the rights for Norway and Finland. In Denmark the film will be distributed by Copenhagen Bombay Sales ApS. The film has been pre-sold to Nordic TV channels TV4 (SE), TV2 (DK) and C More Entertainment (Canal+).
BEYOND BEYOND SYNOPSIS
Johan and his father have lived alone on an old ship for as long as Johan can remember. They have a good life together, but something is missing. One day, when Johan’s father has gone ashore to get supplies, Johan is alone on the ship and receives a mysterious call over the radio. His mother is in the Kingdom of the Feather King. Johan travels there to bring her back, but discovers that the kingdom is about to sink into the ocean. The Feather King needs Johan’s help.
The Great Bear (2011) was Esben Toft Jacobsen’s debut film. It was in the Official Competition Generation Kplus in the Berlinale in 2011, as well as approximately 45 other festivals, and has been released in over 25 countries, including France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Copenhagen Bombay was founded in 2006, and is today owned by film producer and CEO Sarita Christensen. The organization’s ambition is to create a production company and animation studio with a special focus on entertainment for children and young people. By giving special attention to new talents, original stories and unique design, the profile of the company has already emerged. It is a company that develops original stories for multiple platforms: feature films, television series, animated short films, web documentaries, games and books. And it is a company that dares to put story telling back in the spotlight.