Vancouver, BC -— IndustryWorks Pictures is pleased to announce that theÂ theatrical release of the animated feature filmÂ Back to the Sea will beÂ opening in theatres across Canada in both 2D and 3D on Friday, January 27th,Â 2012.
BackÂ to the Sea is a heart-warming tale of adventure that followsÂ Kevin, a young flying fish, who lives in the New York Harbor.Â He dreams of leading hisÂ family back to Barbados–the mythical kingdom of the flying fish. One fatefulÂ day his adventurous nature finds himÂ captured by a fishingÂ ship and deliveredÂ to the fish tank of a Chinese restaurant in New York City’sÂ Chinatown, where he meets a quiet young boy who also longs for excitement andÂ adventure. TheÂ two become friends and begin a daring quest to get Kevin back toÂ the sea. Battling furious chefs, evil thieves and hungry diners, the two heroesÂ discover theÂ true meaning of friendship, family and the importance of followingÂ your dreams.
Directed by Thom Lu,Â this animated film is geared for the whole family to enjoy.Â Â Adding to the excitement are the voices ofÂ Christian Slater (Breaking In,Â InterviewÂ with a Vampire, Pump up the Volume, Robot Chicken)Â as Jack the bad guy andÂ robber. Tim Curry (Rocky Horror PictureÂ Show, The WildÂ Thornberry’s) lends his voice to play Eric, Kevin’s father, MarkÂ Hamill, best known for his leading role as Luke Skywalker in ‘Star Wars’, playsÂ Bunker theÂ wise old octopus, and also features Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants) as the hilarious voice of Ben the LifeÂ Coach.
TheÂ team at IndustryWorks Pictures is proud to announce their first theatricalÂ animation film and their first co-production with China. “This is an importantÂ stepÂ for Canada, and a huge feat for the Vancouver based independent filmÂ company to enter into a partnership with a studio like Glory & DreamÂ DigitalÂ Animation. They areÂ one of the top companies in animated films inÂ ChinaÂ as is The Jiangsu Broadcast Company, the secondÂ largest broadcast company inÂ China, the experience has been something quiteÂ incredible.”
Release Date:Â January 27,Â 2012
Director:Â Thom Lu
Executive Producers:Â Ming Sun, Kathryn Griffiths, Evan Tylor, TomÂ Raycove
Producers:Â Calvin Yao
Studio:Â Glory & Dream DigitalÂ Studio
Distributor:Â IndustryWorksÂ Pictures
Music By:Â Gordon McGhie
Starring:Â Tim Curry,Â Christian Slater,Â Tom Kenny,Â Mark Hamill
Genre:Â Family, Animation, 2D & 3D
Running Time:Â 96 minutes