UK outfit Kaleidoscope Film Distribution is pacting with Chinese outfit Vision Films to represent sales on upcoming animated feature Spycies.
The $20m project follows the adventures of a disgraced secret agent cat, Vladimir, imprisoned on an off-shore platform and tasked with protecting a top secret cargo. When it is stolen by a treacherous villain, Vladimir must team up with a crazy rookie agent rat to protect the world from an uncertain fate.
Guillaume Ivernel (Dragon Hunters) is directing the film.
Kaleidoscope will be showing footage of Spycies in Toronto. Vision Films has retained rights in ex-China, France and South East Asia.
Kaleidoscope also recently struck its first global Netflix deal, with the SVoD giant taking streaming rights to Le Mans racing documentary The Gentleman Driver – it will debut the film in Q1 2019.
The two companies have to date also partnered on animations Little Princess and Stardog And Turbocat, which are in pre-production and production respectively.