Budapest-based sales firm Luminescence has closed a raft of deals on its animated adventure Nutcracker And The Magic Flute following screenings of first footage at AFM this month.
The film has sold to Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Telepool), Italy (Notorious), Spain (Big Picture), Portugal (Cinemundo), Poland (Monolith), Middle East (Front Row), South Africa (FilmFinity), Baltics (GPI), South Korea (AONE Entertainment), Malaysia (Suraya), West Indies (VAA) and South East Asia (Fox/Disney). Nashe Kino will release the film in Russia and the rest of the CIS republics.
Based on the classic story and featuring Tchaikovsky’s famous score, the animation centres on a ballerina whose toys come alive after she makes a wish on Christmas Eve.
Sergey Selyanov is producing the title through Russian production house CTB, with the script written by Vasily Rovensky. It is set for release in Russian cinemas in December 2021 through Nashe Kino, which will also handle distribution the rest of the CIS republics.