Urban Sales boarded a pair of high-profile 3D animation features, “Fox & Hare Save The Forest” and “Into The Wonderwoods” just in time for the US movie market.
Directing Into The Wonderwoods, Vincent Baronaud previously co-directed the Oscar-nominated and Cannes award-winning film Persepolis. It was produced by two of the most prestigious animation banners, Je Suis Bien Content (“Persepolis”) and Gaoshan Pictures (“Le Petit Nicolas”, “I Lost My Body”).
Baronud will direct “Into The Wonderwoods” alongside Alexis Ducord (“Zombil Millennium”). “Into The Wonderwoods” has a budget of $10 million and is based on the comic book Baronud created under the pseudonym Winshluss.
The family movie (pictured) follows 10-year-old Angelou who dreams of becoming an explorer and zoologist. When he hits the road with his family to visit his beloved grandmother, his estranged parents leave him behind on a break. Left to his own devices, Angelo decides to cut through the forest in search of his family. He enters a dark and mysterious world inhabited by strange creatures, some friendlier than others.
“Into The Wonderwoods” is set to debut in 2024, and will be distributed in France by Le Pacte.
Another animation highlight on the Urban Sales listing, “Fox & Hare Save The Forest” is a 3D preschool animation based on the TV series of the same name that has been sold to over 20 regions, including the UK With BBC and France with Canal +.
“Fox & Hare Save The Forest” is produced by Dutch Submarine (“Where is Anne Frank?”), Luxembourg’s Doghouse (“Pachamama”), and Belgian Walking the Dog (“Richard the Stork”). The animated feature will be delivered in early 2024. Periscoop will distribute the feature in Benelux.
Directed by Mascha Halberstad, whose credits include the Berlinale title “Oink’s Revenge,” Fox & Hare Save The Forest follows the adventures of Fox and Hare, two friends surrounded by a hilarious group that have become like family. One day, they discover that Owl has disappeared and set out on a trek through the woods to find him.
Urban Sales’s AFM slate also includes Guillaume Joyx’s Women-Driven Road movie “Amore Mio”, Moroccan comedy Hicham Ayouch “Abdelinho”, as well as Carolina Markowicz’s “Charcoal”, Diego Lerman’s “Alternative” and new directors’ “Spear Keys” winner in San Sebastian. By Jane Aslan and Paul Santillan, among others.