Magazine article Screen International

Filmart: Wizart's 'Fantastic Journey to Oz' Travels to South Asia

Magazine article Screen International

Filmart: Wizart's 'Fantastic Journey to Oz' Travels to South Asia

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Russian animation sales outfit Wizart has inked deals on recently completed 3D family feature Fantastic Journey To Oz with Runaway-Luminosity Distribution for India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan and the Maldives.

Melnitsa Studio's spin on The Wizard Of Oz classic tells the story of the cunning Urfin whose plot to rule Magic Land is undone by Dorothy and her friends.

Director Vladimir Toropchin's film is written by Alexandr Boyarsky. Producers are Anton Zlatopolsky, Sergey Selyanov and Alexander Boyarsky.

"Runaway-Luminosity Distribution is proud to be associated with the animated retelling of the classic story of Wizard of Oz. The animation quality of the film and storytelling is world class and we are very happy to bring this timeless story to a new generation of young audiences," said Sailesh Dave, managing partner of Runaway-Luminosity Distribution.

Russian animation has been making headway in Asian markets. …

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