From the Oscar-nominated creators of ‘Ernest And Celestine,’ 2D-animated feature co-directed by Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert is based on Renner’s graphic novel ‘The Big Bad Fox.’
NEW YORK/PARIS -- Independent animation producer and distributor GKIDS has acquired the North American distribution rights for the animated feature The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales. The film is co-directed by Academy Award-nominee Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert and is based on Renner’s own graphic novel “The Big Bad Fox,” which was recently released in North America by First Second Publishing. GKIDS will release the film theatrically this winter. The deal was negotiated by Eric Beckman and David Jesteadt of GKIDS and Aska Yamaguchi of STUDIOCANAL.
The film, a hilarious compilation of three outlandish tales set on an everyday farm, premiered at this year’s Annecy Animation Film Festival. The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales is adapted for the big screen by Renner and Jean Regnaud, and is the first feature film produced by Didier Brunner’s production company Folivari.
GKIDS also distributed Didier Brunner and Benjamin Renner’s previous film, Ernest and Celestine, which earned them both an Oscar nomination in the 2013 Best Animated Feature category.
Check out the English-subtitled trailer for The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales in the player below:
“The first time I saw The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales, I left the theater grinning from ear-to-ear,” said GKIDS president David Jesteadt. “I’m thrilled to be able to share that experience with audiences across North America.”
Here’s the official synopsis:
The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. If you think life in the country is a walk in the park, think again!
This fall, GKIDS is launching ANIMATION IS FILM, an annual Los Angeles-based film festival produced in partnership with Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Variety Magazine. The first edition unspools October 20-22 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.