Shout! Factory, the L.A.-based home video distribution company, has acquired the North American rights to the Franco-Belgian CG-animated film Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (Jack et la Mecanique du Coeur), co-produced by Europacorp, France 3, Ile de France, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Walking The Dog and Ufilm.
This is the second Shout! pick-up of an animated feature from Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp; Shout! also handled U.S. distribution of Bibo Bergeron’s A Monster in Paris. Shout! plans to do a ‘strategic rollout’ (industry parlance for very limited release) of Jack into U.S. theaters. They plan to also make the film available through video-on-demand, digital download and home video.
An English trailer was released today: