International: Studio 100 Film and Volgafilm have closed an agreement for the rights to the animated feature film “Vic the Viking – The Magic Sword”. Volgafilm has acquired the distribution rights as well as other audio-visual exploitation rights for home entertainment, pay TV, free TV and VOD including SVOD for Russia, Ukraine and the Baltics including Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. “Vic the Viking – The Magic Sword” is produced by Studio 100 Media, Studio 100 Animation, Belvision Production in co-production with SND – M6 Group, ZDF and BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance. The animated movie is set for delivery in December 2019. Studio 100 Film acts as the international sales agent and is located at Loews Office #653 during AFM 2019.
Sergei Yershov, CEO at Volgafilm, comments, “We have been closely observing the growth in quality of animated features produced by Studio 100 in the past few years. VOLGAFILM is an undisputed leader in the distribution of animation in Russia, Ukraine and other countries in CIS. We have managed to achieve unprecedented success with LITTLE PRINCE, BALLERINA and QUEEN’S CORGI and we certainly hope that this animation from Studio 100 will be embraced by our audience and look forward to working on it.”
Thorsten Wegener, Director Operations Studio 100 Film, says “We are delighted with our cooperation with Volgafilm and we have found a perfect distribution partner for our feature film. Vic’s adventures are the perfect example to show kids that it is not important to be the strongest, but that even the smallest person can make a change and save the day if he or she acts cleverly. This offers a lot of potential for kids around the globe to identify with and we are convinced that ‘Vic the Viking – The Magic Sword’ will entertain audiences of all ages.