Magazine article Screen International

US Rights for Aardman's 'Early Man' Picked Up by Lionsgate

Magazine article Screen International

US Rights for Aardman's 'Early Man' Picked Up by Lionsgate

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Studiocanal animation features Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams.

Lionsgate has acquired US distribution rights to new Aardman animated feature Early Man from Studiocanal.

The film will be released by Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label, with Lionsgate also handling licensing and merchandising in the territory.

Early Man is directed by Nick Park (Chicken Run, Wallace And Gromit) and will be released in the US on February 16, 2018 following Studiocanal's European release.

Studiocanal will distribute in the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams and was supported by the British Film Institute (BFI) with National Lottery funding.

Lionsgate and Studiocanal's last Aardman collaboration was Shaun The Sheep Movie. …

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