It used to be that American audiences might have to wait months, even years, to see foreign animated features on the bigscreen, but the dynamics of film distribution are changing. Well Go USA Entertainment announced today that it will release the Chinese box office phenomenon Ne Zha a little over a month after its debut in China.
Ne Zha will open on IMAX 3D theaters across North America on August 29th followed by a nationwide expansion on September 6. The Plano, Texas-based distributor Well Go USA hasn’t released much animation in the past, but it is a proven distributor of genre, indie, and foreign films with plentiful experience releasing Chinese action films in North America.
Produced by Beijing Enlight Media, the film was written and directed by first-time director Yang Yu (aka Jiao Zi). Based on classical Chinese legends, here is the official synopsis: