LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has acquired all North American rights to the animated feature film “BUNYAN AND BABE: A Giant Adventure,” featuring the voice talent of John Goodman, Kelsey Grammer and Jeff Foxworthy.
Directed by Tony Bancroft, BUNYAN AND BABE is a modern take on the folk story of legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan (Goodman) and his sidekick, Babe the Blue Ox (Foxworthy). With the help of two adventurous kids, Bunyan and Babe work to rescue a town from the evil clutches of a menacing property developer (Grammer).
“BUNYAN AND BABE brilliantly thrusts two beloved classic characters into the modern world with dazzling results,” said Vincent Scordino, Senior Vice President of Theatrical Releasing, for Cinedigm. “We're thrilled to be bringing this beautifully told family film to audiences across North America.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to work with the incredible team at Cinedigm to bring these larger-than-life characters to the big screen,” said Exodus’ Producer John D. Eraklis.
The film is a co-production of Exodus Film Group/Toonz Entertainment, produced by Exodus’s John D. Eraklis and Max Howard, and P. Jayakumar, CEO of Toonz Animation. The deal was negotiated by Cinedigm’s Director of Acquisitions Kristin Harris with Eraklis representing the filmmakers.
Cinedigm is the leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. The company’s library of close to 50,000 titles and episodes encompasses award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen Indies from Flatiron Film Company®, acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Films and a wide range of content from brand name suppliers, including National Geographic, Discovery, Scholastic, WWE, NFL, Shout Factory, Hallmark, Jim Henson and more.
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ABOUT EXODUS FILM GROUP:
Exodus Film Group is a unique independent financing, development and production company based in Venice Beach, California. The company develops and produces a wide range of projects in both animation and live action for all media. Exodus previously released "Igor" through MGM, and is currently co-producing "The Hero of Color City" with Toonz Entertainment of India. “BUNYAN AND BABE: A Giant Adventure” is the second animated film to be produced under a multi-picture animation co-production partnership between Exodus and Toonz.