Canadian Screen Awards to Honor 'Snowtime!' as Biggest Homegrown 2015 Box-Office Hit
Shout! Factory will release the Canadian animated adventure film voiced by Sandra Oh and Ross Lynch stateside on Feb. 19.
The animated movie Snowtime!, voiced by Sandra Oh and Ross Lynch, will receive the Golden Screen Award at the upcoming Canadian Screen Awards for earning the biggest box office in 2015 for any homegrown film in the country, organizers said Tuesday.
Shout! Factory will release CarpeDiem Film & TV’s adventure film stateside on Feb. 19 after a U.S. premiere in Sundance. Snowtime!, from directors Jean-Francois Pouliot and Francois Brisson, earned $3.36 million at the Canadian box office last year.
In addition to Oh and Disney star Lynch, the cast includes Angela Galuppo (Being Human), Lucinda Davis (Winx Club), Sonja Ball (The Legend of Sarila) and Don Shepherd. Celine Dion and Simple Plan are featured on the soundtrack.
Snowtime! adapts the popular 1980s Canadian live-action film La guerre des tuques (The Dog Who Stopped the War) and features kids in a small town who engage in a massive snowball fight.
The 2016 Canadian Screen Awards, organized by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, are set to take place on March 13 in Toronto and will air on the CBC network.