Shout! Studios and Funimation Films are expanding the Chinese animated feature Big Fish & Begonia in U.S. and Canadian theaters this week.
The film, which opened in L.A., San Francisco, and New York City last weekend, will open this Wednesday or Thursday in dozens of other cities. A full list of cities and theaters can be found here.
The backstory of this ambitious hand-drawn/cg hybrid film is nearly as interesting as the film itself. It wasn’t made by an experienced studio, but by a couple of young first-time directors, Xuan Liang and Chun Zhang, who wanted to produce their own idea. The mini-documentary below shows how the filmmakers met and embarked on their filmmaking journey: