Magazine article Screen International

Shout! Takes Cuckoo-Clock Heart

Magazine article Screen International

Shout! Takes Cuckoo-Clock Heart

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Shout! Factory secures North American rights to CG-animated feature.

Shout! Factory and EuropaCorp have entered into an exclusive picture deal to distribute Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (Jack et la Mécanique du Coeur) in both the US and Canada.

Directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla, the CG-animated family adventure is produced by Virginie Besson-Silla and EuropaCorp.

Shout! has secured all distribution rights to the film, including theatrical and digital distribution, home entertainment and broadcast for cross-platform releases. The company plans a strategic rollout in select theaters, video-on-demand, electronic-sell-through, TV and in all packaged media in 2014.

In a joint statement, Shout! Factory's founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos said: "We enjoyed tremendous success with Bibo Bergeron's A Monster in Paris from EuropaCorp, and this new opportunity continues to build on our prowess in distributing premiere animation and family friendly content in the entertainment marketplace. …

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