GKIDS’ 2019 theatrical slate keeps growing. The company has acquired North American rights for Chinese cg feature White Snake, which is currently screening in competition at this year’s Annecy festival.
GKIDS plans to release the film theatrically in the fall in both the original Chinese and a new English-language dubbed version.
White Snake marks the the first-ever Chinese pickup for GKIDS. Co-produced by Beijing-based studio Light Chaser Animation and Warner Bros., it was co-directed by Amp Wong and Zhao Ji, both making their feature directorial debuts. Inspired by the popular Chinese folktale “Legend of the White Snake,” the film opened in Chinese cinemas last January, grossing around $67 million USD.