Magazine article Screen International

Open Road Films Acquires Family Comedy 'Duck Duck Goose'

Magazine article Screen International

Open Road Films Acquires Family Comedy 'Duck Duck Goose'

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Original Force produced and financed the animation; GFM handles sales in Cannes.

Open Road Films has acquired all US rights to the animated family comedy Duck Duck Goose and plans an April 20, 2018 release.

GFM Films and GFM Animation is handling international sales on the family film at Cannes.

In Duck Duck Goose, a high-flying bachelor goose named Peng is injured in flight and finds himself saddled with two demanding ducklings on a long journey south that will turn this scrappy threesome into a family.

Featuring the voices of Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya and Lance Lim, Duck Duck Goose is directed by Christopher Jenkins, written by Jenkins and Rob Muir, and produced by Penney Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins.

The film also features the voices of Greg Proops, Natasha Leggero, Reggie Watts, Diedrich Bader, Jennifer Grey, Rick Overton, Craig Ferguson, Stephen Fry and Carl Reiner.

CEO of Open Road Films Tom Ortenberg said: "We are thrilled to be in business with Harley Zhao and the team at Original Force. …

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