Yellowbird is a nicely designed French CG feature directed by Christian De Vita. The movie opens in limited American theaters today including five theaters in the Detroit metropolitan area. Seth Green and Dakota Fanning are just a few of the stars of the film that is acquired by Wrekin Hill.
In a seven-figure deal, Wrekin Hill Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to Christian De Vita’s 3D animated feature “Yellowbird” from TeamTO and Haut & Court, the company announced Monday.Based on fantastic artwork by Benjamin Renner (“Ernest and Celestine”), “Yellowbird”. Antoine Barraud and Guilhem Lesaffre wrote the currently-in-production movie with Cory Edwards (“Hoodwinked”), and Wrekin Hill will release the film in theaters this fall. Charting a path from Europe to Africa, “Yellowbird” is the epic story of a young teenage bird so scared to venture out into the world that he nearly misses the fun of discovering who he really is.
“We believe that ‘Yellowbird’ will capture the imagination of children, teens and adults alike. It is a beautifully written story about the power of self-discovery and community that will surely take audiences on an incredible emotional journey with its characters,” said Wrekin Hill president/CEO Chris Ball. “With films like ‘Frozen’ and ‘The Nut Job’ showing strength at the U.S. box office, it is clear that there is a real hunger for satisfying family entertainment.“‘Yellowbird’ is both a fable and a touching human comedy about self-realization. We are thrilled to work with Wrekin Hill as our American distributor,” added TeamTO producer Corinne Kouper.”