AFM: Shout! Factory Takes German Animation 'The 7th Dwarf'
A 3D comic take on the Grimm Brothers' fairy tale
Home entertainment group Shout! Factory has picked up U.S. rights to The 7th Dwarf, a German 3D-animated feature based on the Snow White fairy tale.
Global Screen, which is handling international sales of the title, also closed deals with Signature Entertainment for the U.K., Rialto Distribution for Australia, Italian International Film for Italy, Flins & Piniculas in Spain and PRIS Audiovisuais for Portugal. Global said it expects to close a deal for France soon. The film had previously sold across Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
The 7th Dwarf is the latest in the Snow White-inspired franchise created by German comedian Otto Waalkes. Two previous live-action versions of the series have together grossed around $75 million in Germany alone.
Universal and German independent distributor 3 Freunde are handling the theatrical release of 7th Dwarf in Germany. The film has earned $1.8 million at the German box office to date.