Russian animation studio Wizart Animation opens international sales of the stereoscopic 3D feature film “The Snow Queen,” based on the fairy-tale by Hans Christian Andersen, at the EFM in Berlin, February 9 – 17, 2012.
Press release from Wizart Animation:
The Snow Queen is an animated feature film produced in the best traditions of world animation stereoscopic 3D. It is one of the most anticipated Russian projects of 2012, with a budget of $7 million.
The Snow Queen was first presented for international buyers at the American Film Market in November 2011. Olga Sinelshchikova, Business Development Director, explains, “At the AFM, we received very positive feedback from buyers from over 20 territories, including USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, South Korea and China, among others. Due to this fact, we decided to produce a version for international distribution, so this past January we successfully completed the English dubbing with Los Angeles-based production company Verité Films. The dubbing was recorded at Salami Studios with established, veteran animation actors – Cindy Robinson, Doug Erholtz, Kirk Thornton and Wendy Lee – who have more than 200 animated projects in their portfolio. The Snow Queen is now more than ever an international project. We are convinced that this kind of story as well as the stereoscopic 3D technologies have high commercial potential and will attract an extensive audience not only in Russia but worldwide. So we expect to close first deals for this project at the EFM.”
Besides The Snow Queen, Wizart Animation will present another stereoscopic 3D project in Berlin, the animated feature film Sheep’n’Wolves, as well as an animated TV series currently in development that will be co-produced with international partners.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.