Within the EFM, Wizart company will start international distribution of the animated film “Fantastic Return to OZ”.
Wizart has already acted as a sales agent of the largest Russian animation studio “Melnitsa” in the film markets. That’s how the first movie of the “Fantastic Journey To Oz” series released in 2017 earned nearly $ 7 million in the global box office, and Wizart organized its theatrical releases in China, Korea, Latin America, Germany, Great Britain, etc.
In the new movie, Dorothy and her loyal dog Toto are back to Magic Land just in time. Treacherous Urfin Jus is trying to take authority in the Emerald City once more — even though he has lost his army of wooden soldiers, his bad habit of spoiling everyone’s life still persists. This time Urfin has taken hold of the sorceress Gingema’ Magic Book, which can fulfill any desire of its master. That means the Scarecrow, the Lion and the Tin Man are now in danger. Dorothy, Toto and their new friend Tim decide to help the people of the Magic Land. Besides, Tim likes Dorothy, and how much can one do for love? For example, something stupid. However, everyone makes mistakes, but few are able to make things right afterwards.
Sergey Selyanov, General Producer of the project: “Animated movies are vitamins for everyone. Both children and adults love them. This world needs fairytales. That’s why we believe that our story about a most ordinary girl entering the Magic Land will have a demand and be interesting to viewers of any age.”
Yuri Moskvin, General Producer of Wizart: “Fantastic Journey to Oz” was seen by viewers from 30 countries, besides the project took part in many international film festivals. The adventures of Urfin Jus were previously known in Europe, and the cartoon introduced the story to the audiences of Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. As a part of the EFM, the project sequel will be presented to the buyers for the first time, then there will be the premiere screening of the finished material, which is scheduled for February 10.”