Magazine article Screen International

GKIDS Boards Dystopian Animation 'Birdboy: The Forgotten Children'

Magazine article Screen International

GKIDS Boards Dystopian Animation 'Birdboy: The Forgotten Children'

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GKIDS has acquired North American rights to Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero's animated feature.

The distributor plans an autumn theatrical release in Spanish and a new English-language version for the film adapted from Alberto Vázquez's graphic novel and short film, Birdboy.

Stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world, teenager Dinky and her friends hatch a dangerous plan to escape in the hope of finding a better life.

Meanwhile, her old friend Birdboy has shut himself offfrom the world, pursued by the police and haunted by demon tormentors. But unbeknownst to anyone, he contains a secret inside him that could change the world forever.

The dystopian fantasy was an official selection in several festivals including Annecy, BFI London, Fantasia and San Sebastian, among others. …

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