In the American Film Market 2018, Santa Monica (the USA), Wizart Animation Studio presented two long-awaited projects that the international distributors have been anticipating so much – these are “The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands”, a sequel to the successful franchise, and another sequel “Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal”, whose first instalment the audience knows very well. It is also worth mentioning that currently Wizart Animation is finishing the work on these two projects, so the audience will see them in the nearest time.
The animated feature “The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands” is Wizart Animation’s unique project, which, according to the opinions of experts in cinema and animation, will set a new bar of the 3D animation quality. At the end of January and beginning of February, the audience of German-speaking Europe will be able to see the movie “The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands” theatrically.
The unique thing about this event is that it’s the first wide distribution movie release in Germany. Before that, animated features “The Snow Queen”, “The Snow Queen: The Snow King” and “The Snow Queen: Fire and Ice” were released only on DVD/VOD, but in the very nearest time, “The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands” – the movie, rich in special effects, where progress and magic will collide in the vortex of adventures – will enter theatrical distribution in Germany, thanks to German company Peppermint Enterprises LTD & Co. Kg, which has planned a massive promo campaign for the movie.
Patrick Keller (Managing Director): “As Peppermint we are proud to be a partner within the SNOW QUEEN universe. SNOW QUEEN is a big franchise already. However, for the first time, it will hit the big screens in Germany. We will release SQ 4 under the name: Die Schneekönigin — Im Spiegelland. A nationwide theatrical release is planned for Q1 2019.”
The directors of the animated feature are Aleksei Tsitsilin and Hollywood’s legendary animator Robert Lence, known for his work on huge blockbusters like “The Lion King”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Toy Story”, “Shrek” and other animation hits. This is the famous animator’s first experience as a feature movie director. The producers for “The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands” are Yuri Moskvin, Vladimir Nikolaev, Boris Mashkovtsev, Pavel Stepanov and Vadim Vereschagin. Central Partnership (which is a part of Gazprom Media) and Soyuzmultfilm took part in co-production.
On December 21, 2018, the first screenings of the animated feature “The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands” will take place – the first to see the movie will be the audience of Poland (KINOSWIAT) as well as the audiences of the Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia) (ACME)
On December 27, 2018, the fairytale about Gerda, Kai and the Snow Queen will come to the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Cinemart)
On January 1, 2019, the ones to dive into the magic kingdom of Mirrorlands will be the viewers of Russia (Central Partnership)
On January 4, 2019, the adventure to the Snow Queen universe will be taken by people of Romania (VERTICAL ENTERTAINMENT) and Bulgaria (PRO FILMS)
On January 17, 2019, the Snow Queen will bring its magic snows to the Middle East (Shooting Stars)
Also in January, “The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands” will visit South Korea (Cinema Republic)
In April 2019, “The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands” feature will be premiered in China (HY Media/CAYIE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA GROUP LIMITED)
The rights for “The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands” feature have also been sold to the territories of former Yugoslavia, to Turkey, France and German-speaking Europe (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).