The BFI London Film Festival (LFF) announced today that it will host the world premiere of Ron’s Gone Wrong, the British-made animated feature from Disney’s 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation.
The premiere will take place during the festival’s Family Gala on Saturday, October 9, ahead of the film’s general U.K. release on October 15. The U.S. release is scheduled for October 22. A new trailer was released this morning to accompany the LFF announcement:
Another notable (previously-announced) animation highlight at LFF this year is the fact that Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle will be one of eight films in official competition. Animated features are often excluded from competition line-ups at live-action festivals (for example, Belle premiered out of competition at Cannes) and it’s always commendable when film festivals properly recognize animation as film, on an equal footing with its live-action counterparts.