EXCLUSIVE: As this week’s animation event, Cartoon Movie unfolds (virtually), sales company New Europe has acquired the rights to the upcoming family animation. YUKU and the Himalayan Flower.
Directed by Rémi Durin and Arnaud Demuynck, with graphics by Paul Jadoul, the film is the story of the titular Yuku, a little mouse who lives with her family in the basement of a castle who decides to embark on a quest to find the legendary Himalayan flower.
Gebeka Films has already obtained the rights from France while Le Parc Distribution will ensure distribution in the Benelux in collaboration with JEF in Flanders and the Netherlands. Outside the Box is the Swiss distributor.
Pic is produced by Artémis Productions, La Boîte Productions, Les Films du Nord, Vivement Lundi! and Nadasdy Film on presale by Canal + Family, RTBF, Proximus and RTS.
YUKU and the Himalayan flower is the latest project from New Europe’s KIDS label, whereas it previously included the Swedish film Gordon and Paddy, Norwegian photo Cattle Hill and its sequel Christmas at Cattle Hilland Latvian / Polish animation Jacob, Mimmi and the talking dogs.
“We fell in love with YUKUthe graphic style of the film and the positive message of the film. The story is full of great songs and is perfect for the whole family, ”said Jan Naszewski.
“Yuku is a little musician and mouse singer who will delight audiences as much as she charms the protagonists she meets in the film’s crazy adventure. This musical will make the whole family dance around the unifying themes of friendship, love and sharing, ”added Arnaud Demuynck, author, director and producer.