Felix and the treasure of Morgaa in theatres for march break starting february 26 at all operating cinemas
KARINE VANASSE, GABRIEL LESSARD, GUY NADON and MARC LABRÈCHE voice the characters in this animated feature film
Maison 4:3 and 10th Ave Productions are proud to announce that Félix et le trésor de Morgäa (Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa), directed by Nicola Lemay and written by Marc Robitaille, will be released in all of Quebec’s operating cinemas starting February 26. Maison 4:3 is eager to celebrate Quebec’s film industry and the upcoming re-opening of cinemas by offering the public a 100% Quebec-made animated film for March Break. Produced by Nancy Florence Savard (10th Ave Productions), Félix et le trésor de Morgäa has been adapted by Édith Bourget into a book inspired by the film’s screenplay.
“We’re happy to be offering families some 100% Quebec-made entertainment for March Break, and to be joining with cinemas in this widely-anticipated re-opening. We’ll see you at the movies on February 26,” declares Chantale Pagé, president of Maison 4:3.
“We wanted to be there for the re-opening of cinemas, so that we could offer Quebec families a joyful and entertaining experience through this emotion-filled adventure story that carries the scent of sea breezes,” comments delighted producer Nancy Florence Savard. “I’m so happy that the film is finally making its way to Quebec’s big screens. I’m eagerly looking forward to seeing Montreal audiences share in this joyful experience for the whole family,” adds director Nicola Lemay.
FÉLIX ET LE TRÉSOR DE MORGÄA features the talents of Gabriel Lessard (Felix), Karine Vanasse (Morgäa/Madeleine) who also voices the same character in the English version, Guy Nadon (Tom) and Marc Labrèche (Klaus). Other members of the impressive cast are Antoine Durand (Jack), Tristan Harvey (Paul Potvin), Éveline Gélinas (Annie), Catherine Proulx-Lemay (Mylène), Frédéric Desager (Bobo) and Louis Lacombe-Petrowski (Max).
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.
OPENING THE FIFEM
FÉLIX ET LE TRÉSOR DE MORGÄA will also be opening the FIFEM (Montreal International Children’s Film Festival) with a special presentation: an invitation-only virtual preview screening on Sunday, February 21. Twenty-five families will have a chance to attend this screening by participating in a contest that will be launched on the FIFEM Facebook Page in the next few days.
About Nicola Lemay
Having worked as a director, illustrator, animator and storyboard artist on animated and live-action films for over 15 years, Nicola Lemay is definitely a versatile artist! He’s worked on a multitude of projects and won several prestigious awards. For more than eight years now, he’s been collaborating with the 10th Ave team. Félix et le trésor de Morgäa is based on an original idea by Nicola Lemay. This is the first animated feature film on which he’s worked as a director, and producer Nancy Florence Savard is proud to be at his side in this new phase of his career. “It won’t be his last,” the delighted producer is quick to add. The screenplay is written by Marc Robitaille, for whom it’s also his first experience in animated film – and it won’t be his last collaboration with this new duo.
Distributed by Maison 4:3 and produced by 10th Ave Productions, FÉLIX ET LE TRÉSOR DE MORGÄA will open in cinemas across Quebec on February 26.
About 10th Ave Productions
Founded in 1998 by producer-director Nancy Florence Savard and based in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec, 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. Félix et le trésor de Morgäa (Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa) is the fourth animated feature produced by 10th Ave Productions, and will be released during March Break 2021. The company is now in preproduction on its fifth animated feature, Beluga Blues, slated for completion in 2023.
About Maison 4:3
MAISON 4:3 is a film distribution company founded in 2014. It’s a boutique distributor that places all of its know-how at the service of creators and their films, so as to elaborate launch strategies and to accompany the productions through the different phases of their release. MAISON 4:3 promotes profoundly human projects that are at once rewarding and out of the ordinary.