Fantastic Weekend for Quebec Cinema! – Katak, the Brave Beluga is the number 1 Quebec film in Canada
Distributor Maison 4:3 and producer 10th Ave Productions are very happy to announce that Katak the Brave Beluga was the number one Quebec film in Canada during its first weekend of release.
Katak the Brave Beluga has been released across Canada on 145 screens, of which 83 are in Quebec and 62 are in the rest of the country, enabling the film to ring up box office receipts of over $182,000 in Quebec alone, and $235,000 for all of Canada.
In addition to its usual programming, Katak the Brave Beluga will be on a grand tour of Quebec, stopping in 26 cities across the province during their respective March Break vacation periods.
The film will be on tour, visiting more than 26 Quebec cities during March Break, with a major contest whose grand prize is valued at $7,000.
In all the cities on the tour, the screenings of Katak the Brave Beluga will be festive events, with live hosts, arts and crafts activities, and raffles. All the children who participate will receive a door prize. In addition, families that come out to the movie theatre will be eligible to participate in a contest to win a family trip for four to a sunshine destination, valued at $7,000.
To consult the schedule and see when we’re going to be in your city, click on this link: https://katak-lefilm.com/#TOURNEE
Written by Andrée Lambert, illustrated by Philippe Arseneau Bussières, directed by Christine Dallaire-Dupont and Nicola Lemay, and produced by Nancy Florence Savard, Katak the Brave Beluga was released across Quebec on Friday, February 24, 2023.
A terrific cast has brought to life this first 3D animated film set among the plants and animals of Quebec’s maritime environment. Starring Alexandre Bacon, Yves Jacques, Emilie Josset, Ginette Reno, Ludivine Reding, Mario Saint-Amand, Jeff Boudreault, Jérémie Desbiens, Maxime Le Flaguais, Guylaine Tremblay, Marie-Thérèse Fortin, Martin Drainville, Benoit Brière, Justine Major, Carolanne Foucher, and many others, Katak the Brave Beluga, originally recorded in French, has been a dream come true for numerous actors, enabling them to breathe life into their animated characters from the very outset of production, when only a few character illustrations were in existence. In the English version, Katak is performed by none other than actor Robert Naylor.
Synopsis of the Film
Katak, the Brave Beluga tells the story of a young Beluga whale who is still grey, though at his age he should have turned white. Because of his late development, he must live among the females, who make things worse by overprotecting him.
When his ailing grandmother confides that she wishes she could see her old true love – whom Katak has never met – one last time, Katak decides to make her wish come true and sets out on a secret journey along the shore of the St. Lawrence toward the Arctic, intent on finding his legendary grandfather.
Over the course of this dangerous journey, Katak teams up with Cyrano, a neurotic sturgeon. Tracked by the river’s most fearsome predator, the notorious killer whale Jack-Knife, Katak forms an unlikely friendship with Jack-Knife’s daughter, Jack-Lynn, who is a vegetarian.
Katak, the Brave Beluga is a story of filial love, trust, independence and the right to be different, with environmental overtones. It’s a thrilling, moving and funny tale, set amidst the unsuspected beauty of the marine world.
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About 10th Ave Productions
10th Ave Productions is passionate about animated films. The company was behind the creation of the first 100% Canadian 3D animated feature, The Legend of Sarila, released in 2013. It also produced the hit film Rooster Doodle-Doo, the first Canadian animated feature produced in French; and Mission Kathmandu: the Adventures of Nelly and Simon. Rights to its most recent animated production, Felix and the Hidden Treasure, released in 2021, have been sold in over 170 countries and territories. Katak, the Brave Beluga is 10th Ave Productions’ fifth animated feature film.
About MAISON 4:3
MAISON 4:3 is a film distribution company that was founded in 2014. This boutique distribution company places all its know-how at the service of creators and their films, so as to elaborate effective release strategies and accompany their works at various stages of distribution. MAISON 4:3 promotes deeply human projects that are at once promising and singular.
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