SHOUT! FACTORY ANNOUNCES JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART
U.S. THEATRICAL RELEASE
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW CG-ANIMATED MOTION PICTURE
DIRECTED BY MATHIAS MALZIEU AND STÉPHANE BERLA
Los Angeles, CA – (JUNE 17, 2014) — Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company, The Film Collective, Dada Films, and Brainstorm Media announced today a strategic collaboration to launch the popular French animated film Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, adapted by Mathias Malzieu from his own bestselling novel and the gold-selling album by his band Dionysos, and directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla. The film is produced by Virginie Besson-Silla and Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp.
The film will be released simultaneously in theaters and day-and-date on VOD Wednesday, September 24, 2014. The announcement was made by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos.
In a second strategic collaboration, Shout! Factory has tapped The Film Collective and Dada Films to handle U.S theatrical distribution and Brainstorm Media for VOD for this film.
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is a whimsical and visually opulent animated fairy tale set in an exciting period full of fabulous inventions, unforgettable characters, enchanting music, and fantastic adventures. This superbly animated movie about love and the acceptance of others will appeal to animation lovers looking for something a bit edgier and artistic.
Directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla, the film features an exceptional English voice cast of Orlando Seale, Samantha Barks, Harry Sadeghi, Stéphane Cornicard, Sophia Ellis, Jessie Buckley, Barbara Scaff, Michelle Fairley, and Richard Riddings.
“Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is an incredibly beautiful, unusual and artful film. We’re really proud to be involved in bringing this movie to the North American audience. It’s something that movie fans will enjoy – with an excellent original soundtrack as well,” said Garson Foos.
“We are delighted to again be working with the Shout! Factory team on Jack and The Cuckoo-Clock Heart,” stated Ruth Vitale and MJ Peckos.
“We love working with Shout! on their VOD and TV – their people, product, and marketing are amazing. When they showed us this beautifully crafted film, we knew it had great potential – especially at Halloween!” said Meyer Shwarzstein.
ABOUT SHOUT! FACTORY
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving, and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television, and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues, and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network that delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records, and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com
About Ruth Vitale and The Film Collective
The Film Collective is a consultancy business that works with filmmakers, financiers, and production companies in the strategic planning for their films in the worldwide marketplace from development and production through theatrical marketing and distribution.
Founded in 2008 by Independent Industry veteran MJ Peckos, DADA FILMS is a full service distribution, marketing, and publicity agency specializing in quality narrative and documentary films for the U.S. marketplace.
About Brainstorm Media
Founded in 1995, Brainstorm Media is a full service US distribution and production company. Widely recognized for its expertise in TV, VOD and SVOD, it continues to push the threshold by integrating digital, TV, and theatrical marketing strategies. The company has produced dozens of movies and series and has a full slate of projects in development. More information can be found at http://www.brainmedia.net