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Feature Film

‘Yellowbird’ (Kind Of) Opens In U.S. Theaters Today


The nicely designed French CG feature Yellowbird, directed by Christian De Vita, opens in American theaters today, but as far as we know, the “American release” is just five theaters in the Detroit metropolitan area. The English trailer is below:

When we wrote about the TeamTO Studio-produced film earlier this year, we noted that it has a “a fascinating pedigree, but the sole review of the film in The Detroit News says, “Something may have been lost in the translation.” According to that reviewer, it’s aimed strictly at 4-7 year olds.

Distributor Wrekin Hill Entertainment is handling the American release which was rewritten by Hoodwinked co-writer/co-director Cory Edwards and voiced by Seth Green, Danny Glover, Dakota Fanning, Christine Baranski, and Richard Kind. It will be released on DVD/VOD on April 7, 2015.

In France, the film will debut theatrically on February 4, 2015.

  • Googamp32

    Commencing complaints about how much the people who made this movie were paid in 3… 2… 1…

  • Mister Twister

    I guess I need to watch it myself before judgement. I am trusting reviews less and less.

  • jonhanson

    As I’ve always said, if a family film can make it in Detroit it can make it anywhere.

  • Max C.

    I saw it at the London Film Festival, its first screening ever. It’s nothing special, but it’s nothing irritating either. It’s a hell of a lot more acceptable than Rio 2.

  • MB

    The “translation issue” the review is complaining about is kind of ridiculous … considering than the movie was written / animated in english …