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Shout! Factory Premiering ‘Snowtime!’ Feature at Sundance

CarpeDiem feature is directed by Jean-François Pouliot and co-director François Brisson and produced by Marie-Claude Beauchamp; Ross Lynch, Sandra Oh, Angela Galuppo, Lucinda Davis, Sonja Ball, Don Shepherd, Jenna Wheeler, Heidi Lynne Weeks, Elisabeth MacRae and Holly Gauthier lead all-star voice cast.

Shout! Factory has announced that its upcoming new film Snowtime! will be premiering at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival this weekend. In anticipation of the big debut, Shout! has unveiled a new trailer from the film:

Directed by Jean-François Pouliot and co-director François Brisson, and produced by Marie-Claude Beauchamp, this beautifully made, highly entertaining animated feature boasts an exceptional all-star voice cast of Golden Globe-winner Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy), Ross Lynch (Disney Channel's hit series Austin & Ally and pop band R5), Angela Galuppo, Lucinda Davis (Winx Club), Sonja Ball (The Legend of Sarila) and Don Shepherd (Blue Mountain State).

New animated feature Snowtime! is a romp through childhood full of heart and humor. To amuse themselves during the winter school break, the kids in a small village decide to have a massive snowball fight. Luke and Sophie, both 11 years old, become the leaders of the opposing sides. Sophie and her cohorts defend an elaborate snow fort against the assault of Luke’s horde. Whichever side occupies the fort at the end of the winter break, wins. But what starts out as pure youthful fun and enthusiasm deteriorates into a more serious conflict, where children learn valuable life lessons on friendship, the importance of unity, and the emotional consequences of vicious rivalry. The film’s underlying message - neither side wins in war -- is as relevant today as ever.

Based on the acclaimed live-action film classic La Guerre des Tuques (The Dog Who Stopped the War), Snowtime! is a captivating cinematic adventure about hope and friendship. The film explores the sometimes mercurial relations between friends during childhood, and the role that enthusiastic competition and energizing solidarity play in the lives of children.

The movie soundtrack features songs by Celine Dion, Simple Plan, Walk Off the Earth, Marie-Mai and Groenland.

Snowtime! opens in U.S. cinemas on February 19, 2016 in the following cities:

Los Angeles, New York City, New Jersey, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus (OH), Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Jacksonville (FL), Kansas City, Madison, Maryland, Miami, Oklahoma City, Omaha (NB), West Palm Beach, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Seattle, South Bend, Tampa and Virginia.

Source: Shout! Factory

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.