Cinema Management Group announces new global sales in Australia, the UK and Italy for the 3D animated feature from Triggerfish Studios, Khumba.
Beverly Hills, CA -- Cinema Management Group (CMG) announced that its has sold Triggerfish's 3D Stereoscopic animated feature Khumba -- which was screened and officially selected at the Toronto Int’l Film Festival -- to Australia’s Transmission, UK’s Kaleidoscope (planning to release in the 1st Quarter 2014) and Italy’s Eagle Pictures.
Khumba is coming off the heels of the worldwide theatrical success of Adventures in Zambezia which was the highest grossing South African film in 30 years and has sold over $28 million in box office worldwide. KHUMBA will have its first theatrical release October 25th in S. Africa before rolling out in over 40 territories thereafter.
Khumba, starring the voice talent of Jake T. Austin, Steve Buscemi, Loretta Devine, Laurence Fishburne, Richard E. Grant, AnnaSophia Robb, Catherine Tate and Liam Neeson, tells the story of a half-striped Zebra (Austin) who is blamed for a severe drought by his superstitious herd. He leaves his home in search of the magic waterhole where legend has it the first Zebras got their stripes. Teaming up with an overprotective, sassy wildebeest (Devine) and a self-obsessed ostrich (Grant), this plucky young zebra meets an array of wacky characters in an unforgettable adventure through the Great Karoo to earn his stripes.
“We’re delighted to be in business with these 3 power-house independent distributors” said CMG President Edward Noeltner.
The original story was penned by Triggerfish writers Raffaella Delle Donne and Anthony Silverston in consultation with Jonathan Roberts, co-writer of The Lion King. Silverston is also the director. Stuart Forrest of Triggerfish Animation Studios (Zambezia) produced the feature.
Source: Cinema Management Group
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.