After Quebec, Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa Will be in cinemas in the United Kingdom, France, Spain and the USA
10th Ave Studio and Attraction Distribution are pleased to announce the first international sales of 10th Ave Productions’ fourth animated feature film, Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa. The film will be released theatrically in coming months in the United Kingdom, France, Spain and the USA.
With its theatrical release in Quebec coming this February 26, the film has already been selected for three Canadian film festivals and will represent the country in Telefilm Canada’s Perspective Canada at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin. Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa will help relaunch cinemas at home and abroad. When Quebec Premier François Legault announced that cinemas were re-opening, he encouraged the population to take advantage of March Break to go back to movie theatres: “You can take this opportunity to go see Quebec films, […] like the animated feature Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa, directed by Nicola Lemay. Here’s your chance to encourage Quebec’s producers, directors and actors.”
“I get a real sense of our distributors’ solidarity as they work to achieve a strong opening for our film Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa on their territories, despite difficult circumstances,” notes producer Nancy Florence Savard, who is helping with the distribution effort through her marketing unit, 10th Ave Studio. “We were delighted to receive the first comments from our international partners, and we’ll be continuing to promote the film at the European Film Market in Berlin from March 1 to 5,” adds her collaborator, international sales agent Xiaojuan Zhou of Attraction Distribution.
“Signature Entertainment was truly charmed by Felix and his little band of companions, and we’re eager to introduce them to the British moviegoing public! The animation is wonderful, and the story is as funny as it is heartwarming. It’s a ray of sunshine in these dark times.”
French distributor Koba adds: “Felix wins our hearts with his boldness and likeability as we watch his quest to find his missing father. The finely-drawn animation and lively humour, appealing to kids young and old, convinced us to represent 10th Ave’s latest production in France. We’re hoping Felix’s distinctive hair becomes as famous as another renowned hairstyle – the one worn by the youthful Belgian reporter, Tintin…”
“We’re delighted to be releasing the film in American theatres and drive-ins in June, offering audiences another great Canadian animated project,” concludes Viva Films.
Twelve-year-old Felix is convinced that his father, who disappeared at sea two years ago, is still alive. So Felix sets out to find his dad, accompanied by Old Tom, a retired sailor; Squawk, a one-legged parrot; and Rover, a cat who acts like a dog. Their quest takes them to Darkshadow Island, where, in an underground city, a secret society is ruled over by the megalomaniacal Morgäa, possessor of a unique treasure.
About Director Nicola Lemay
Canadian filmmaker Nicola Lemay has worked as a director, illustrator, animator and storyboard artist for over twenty-five years. He worked on storyboards for the successful animated feature films Rio and Epic for the famous Blue Sky studio. He also directed three short films for the National Film Board of Canada: Noël, Noël; Les yeux noirs (Black Eyes) and Nul poisson où aller (No Fish to Go). He has won numerous prestigious awards, including the Fipreci Critics’ Prize at the Annecy Animated Film Festival. For the past eight years, Nicola has worked with the 10th Ave Productions team. Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa is based on Nicola’s original idea. The film is the first animated feature that he has directed, and producer Nancy Florence Savard is proud to be at his side in this new phase of his career. “And it won’t be his last,” the president of 10th Ave proudly adds. The screenplay is by talented Quebec writer Marc Robitaille, for whom this is also the first foray into the world of animated film. “And we’re definitely planning to make other films with this new duo,” the Quebec producer promises.
About 10th Ave Productions
Founded in 1998 by producer-director Nancy Florence Savard and based in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, 10th Ave Productions is a Canadian leader in the creation of 3D animated features. The company produced the first 100% Canadian 3D animated feature, The Legend of Sarila, which was released in 2013. The company also produced the hit animated feature The Rooster of St-Victor, which was the first Canadian animated feature to be produced in French. Its most recent 3D feature is Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly and Simon, which has been selected for over 25 festivals, with rights sold in 72 countries around the world. Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa is the fourth animated feature produced by 10th Ave Productions, and will be released during the school holiday in Quebec on February 26. The company is now in pre-production on its fifth animated feature, Beluga Blues, slated for completion in 2023.
About Attraction Distribution
Attraction Distribution is a global leader in the distribution of high-quality entertainment content for the whole family. The company handles worldwide distribution on the Tales for All films, and it is the international sales agent for several Quebec films, including the 10th Ave animated feature, The Rooster of St-Victor.
The Canadian distribution and marketing team extends its thanks to its partners. The distribution and marketing of the feature film was made possible in part through the support of Creative Export Canada and the Quebec City program dedicated to the marketing of animated projects.
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