Nov 3rd 2016

RICHARD THE STORK conquers the entire world in 3D – Global Screen closes major territories

Los Angeles, Nov 3rd 2016 | Munich-based sales company Global Screen announces a rack of sales on its high profile animation feature film RICHARD THE STORK, a fresh and entertaining, yet deeply touching 3D-animated feature film.

The sales includes further major deals with Italy (M2 Pictures), Poland (Kino Swiat),  Portugal (Lusomundo), Australia/New Zealand (Rialto Distribution), Central and South America (LEDA Films), Israel (Five Stars), the Baltics (Garsu Pasaulio Irasai), Bulgaria (Pro Films), Hungaria/Romania (ProRom), former Yugoslavia and Slovenia (Karantaneja), Turkey (TME), Ukraine (Ukrainian Film Distribution), Indonesia (Onevision Entertainment) and Malaysia (Suraya Film). France is also in final negotiations.

Previously, RICHARD THE STORK had been sold to China (Spire Media), South Korea (Woo Sung Entertainment), India (Pictureworks), Philippines (Crystalsky Multimedia), Middle East (Gulf Film) and CIS (Voxell).  

“We are thrilled to see Richard and his friends continue their flight around the world”, states Julia Weber, Head of Theatrical Sales at Global Screen. “We are looking forward to premiering the outstanding film at AFM Market, where we want to close the last deals. We are very proud that we’ve some of the most prolific distributors for Animation and Family Entertainment films on board already.”  

RICHARD THE STORK is produced by Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur, Kristine Knudsen, and Ulysses Filmproduktion, Emely Christians, whose previous animation movie “Ooops! Noah is Gone…” sold-out worldwide and grossed more than EUR 25m at the international Box Office. It is co-produced by Walking the Dog, Eric Goossens, Melusiné Productions, Stéphan Roelants and Den Siste Skilling and will be finalized end of 2016. 

Richard - a sparrow - is adopted by and grows up with a stork family, convinced he is a stork himself; problems arise when the storks, as migratory birds, leave for Africa to spend the winter. He wants to go, too, and starts hitchhiking through Europe, by bus, train and boat, joined by an eccentric owl with an imaginary friend and a narcissistic, disco-singing parakeet, to prove to his stork family that he's a stork.   The film is directed by Toby Genkel and co- directed and written by Reza Memari.

Global Screen will present the final version at AFM. Wild Bunch will release the film wildly in Germany on April 13, 2017.