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‘Long Way North’ Trailer: Rémi Chayés’ New Animated Feature Hits Theaters in September

The film won the Grand Prize and Governor of Tokyo Award at the 2016 Tokyo Animation Festival.

"Long Way North"

“Long Way North”

Shout! Factory Films

“Long Way North,” the latest animated film from acclaimed filmmaker Rémi Chayé (“The Secret of Kells”) will open theatrically on September 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, New York, and a select group of other major markets. Shout! Factory Films acquired the U.S. rights to the movie in February.

READ MORE: Shout! Factory Films Nabs U.S. Rights To Reni Chaye’s Animated “Long Way North”

“Long Way North” won the Audience Award at the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival and the Grand Prize and Governor of Tokyo Award at the 2016 Tokyo Animation Festival. Here’s the official synopsis for the film: Sacha, a young girl from the Russian aristocracy, dreams of the Great North and anguishes over the fate of her grandfather, Oloukine, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole. Sacha has always been fascinated by the adventurous life of her grandfather and has the same calling as Oloukine to be an explorer. But Sacha’s parents, who already made arrangements for her marriage, strongly disapprove the idea to say the least. Defying her destiny, Sacha flees her home and launches an adventure-filled quest toward the Great North in search of Oloukine and his ship.

“Rémi Chayé’s exquisitely animated tale follows a young heroine persevering through a physical and emotional journey to find her grandfather.  It’s an instant classic, and we had to have it.  We know audiences will feel the same,” Jordan Fields, Vice President of Acquisitions at Shout! Factory, said in a statement.

To watch the trailer for the film, check out the video below.

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My name is Liane-Cho, I was the head of animation on the movie Long Way North. Thank you very much for you article, we are looking forward for the US release of our movie.

I just wanted to share with you another information about Long Way North.

We had another screening in Japan, at the French Institut of Tokyo the 28th of july, organized by the Tokyo Animation Award Festival. This event was very special because Isao TAKAHATA was invited to do a speech at the end of the movie. He already saw the movie during our screening at studio Ghibli last march and accepted to do a speech to support the movie.

Here are some quotes from the speech translated in english.

“This work reminds us what we might forgot. Japanese animation went so beyond to seek superficial complicatedness in contrary to what we just saw. This is so natural, smooth. Such a work, definitely, should be distributed in Japan”.

He also mention that he’s ready to convince himself some japanese distributors if he has the opportunity.

It was a very cheerful speech.

You can find some pictures on this website

Hope you’ll find this interesting.


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