reports that Sydney-based sales agent Odin’s Eye Entertainment
has inked an all rights distribution deal for our prestige, four quadrant animated feature, HUMP
, with Beijing-based Vision Film Entertainment
(吉光片羽電影娛樂有限公司) for Mainland China.
Vision Film general director Ricky Qi
is quoted saying "We are thrilled to work together with Odin’s Eye Entertainment and introduce HUMP, this great film, to Chinese audiences. When we finished reading the script of HUMP, we found it both funny but moving, much like Madagascar.
Vision Film is planning to release HUMP
on over 10,000 screens in mainland China.
"HUMP is a genuine 4 quadrant, rollicking musical adventure and all of us here at Odin's Eye are very excited that Vision Film Entertainment share our enthusiasm. We know Chinese families, and indeed families everywhere, will respond to HUMP's vivid visual flair and positive values,
” says Martin Gallery
, SVP International Distribution and Acquisitions at Odin's Eye.
MovieBrats Pictures' Alexander Weimer
and Esther Friedrich
, producers of HUMP
, added in a joined statement: "China has been playing an important role in MovieBrats Pictures' business activities for a while now, and we are extremely proud of our unlikely hero, a camel, to become the next knot in our Sino-Western ties. With Vision Film on our side we are confident to establish a new brand franchise of Rami's desert adventures that will resonate all over the Middle Kingdom.
Directed by Pixar veteran Rob Gibbs, HUMP
is currently in pre-production at MovieBrats Pictures' affiliate animation house, MovieBrats Studios
, in Berlin. It is co-produced by Brussels-based Walking The Dog
and Tangent Animation
in Toronto. Odin’s Eye
is handling worldwide sales with UTA
overseeing North American distribution and also packaging an A-list voice cast for the film.
Head on over to Screen for the full press announcement