Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kaleidoscope Buys ‘The Penguin King 3D’

Kaleidoscope Buys ‘The Penguin King 3D’

By MIKE FLEMING | Wednesday April 25, 2012
London / (April 25, 2012) Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (KFD) today announces the acquisition of $20 million family adventure feature, THE PENGUIN KING 3D – narrated by David Attenborough.

THE PENGUIN KING 3D is the epic and triumphant tale of a young penguin, as he battles his way from adolescent to fully-fledged king. It is an exhilarating, funny, and moving journey through the changing seasons and breath-taking scenery of an un-spoilt Antarctic wonderland.

Our hero must compete with thousands of others to find himself a mate. He must endure ice, and snow, and deadly waves; he must fight off predators attacking from sea, land and air. Yet his greatest test comes when tragedy strikes, and his family depends on him, and him alone. Can he rise to the occasion, and complete the ultimate rite of passage?
KFD will be premiering THE PENGUIN KING 3D – shot in full stereoscopic 3D – at Cannes. Screenings are confirmed for Arcades 2, on Day One, Wednesday 16th May, 6pm, and, Lerins 2, Day 5, Sunday 20th May, 10am. A UK theatrical will follow before a home entertainment release in Q4.

The deal was negotiated between John Morris of Atlantic Productions and Spencer Pollard and Caroline Stern of Kaleidoscope. Spencer Pollard, CEO of KFD commented: “The Penguin King” is a spectacular production that looks stunning in 3D. We feel this type of family film has a huge audience in the UK and internationally and we’re delighted to be working with a company of Atlantic Productions’ standing on the Worldwide distribution of the film. We’re sure there will be huge interest for its Premiere in Cannes.

John Morris, Commercial Director of Atlantic Productions: “People will love the gripping and funny adventures of our cute and plucky king penguin, and because it’s filmed in native 3D it looks fantastic; we’re delighted that through Kaleidoscope audiences worldwide will have a chance to enjoy it. “


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