On the eve of Filmart, Beijing-based distributor Turbo Film and Kuwait’s International Film Distribution (IFD) pounced on mainland China and Middle East rights, respectively, for Odin’s Eye Entertainment’s upcoming animated feature Bad Cat.
A risque, action-packed comedy for adults, Bad Cat is described as blending — in animated form — “the outrageousness of Fritz the Cat, the cuteness of Garfield and the whip-smart action of [Quentin] Tarantino.”
Odin’s Eye CEO Michael Favelle closed the deal with IFD’s Ghalia Hayat, while the company’s senior vp, international distribution in Asia-Pacific, Martin Gallery, inked the contract with Turbo Film founder Jin Cai. Both distributors are planning wide theatrical releases.
“Turbo Film is the perfect partner to introduce Bad Cat to Chinese audiences, who I know will embrace our loveable rogue, Shero,” said Gallery. “I’m thrilled Jin and the Turbo Film team share our enthusiasm.”
Add=ed Favelle: “Bad Cat has the potential to do for animation what Deadpool has done for R-rated superheroes, and it’s great to be working with buyers who have the same belief.”