The distributor has secured US rights from Urban Distribution International to The Secret Of Kells director Rémi Chayé’s Long Way North (Tout En Haut Du Monde).
The Sacrebleu Productions, Maybe Movies and Norlum Studios film won the 2015 Annecy audience award and will receive its North American premiere at the New York International Children’s Film Festival (Feb 26-Mar 20).
The story takes place in late 19th century Russia as a young aristocratic girl flees the constraints of her life to reunite with her explorer grandfather in the Arctic.
The voice cast includes Chloé Dunn, Vivienne Vermes, Peter Hudson, Antony Hickling, Christa Théret, Feodor Atkine, Thomas Sagols and Rémi Caillebot.
Shout! Factory plans a strategic roll-out across multiple platforms, beginning with a theatrical launch this autumn through Shout’s family entertainment imprint, Shout! Factory Kids.