The Chinese box office phenomenon is headed to U.S. theaters later this month.
The investment is an effort to expand anime’s audience outside Japan, as the country’s domestic market approaches saturation.
Marcell Jankovic’s 1981 animation masterpiece will get a theatrical release next spring.
The deal encompasses all seven of Plympton’s feature films as well as over 50 of his shorts.
The first edition of “Animation Next” will tour U.S. theaters this fall.
The film is premiering this week at Annecy.
The Chinese film grossed $67 million during its China run.
Makoto Shinkai’s last film “Your Name” smashed worldwide box office records for anime.
Winner of both the Goya and European Film Award, “Another Day of Life” will be released this year in the U.S.
Indie Sales has boarded Rémi Chayé’s next hand-drawn feature film.
STX, which is also releasing “Uglydolls,” will now release a second animated feature in the U.S. this year.
The company is pivoting from a video platform to a software tools company.
In France, where short films are financed by subsidies, the short film distribution strategy developed by Luce Grosjean is inspired by the way American short directors consider their films: a stepping stone to other projects.