Animation distributer GKIDS has acquired Brazilian musician Ale Abreu's "The Boy and the World" for North American distribution. GKIDS picked up the film at the Annecy Animation Film Festival in France. The company specializes in animated film distribution for both children and adults. The Brazilian title of the film is "O Menino e o Mundo."
"The Boy and the World" is a unique and highly personal project to Abreu, with a one of a kind visual style to match. "From the very first notes on screen, 'The Boy and the World' announces itself as a special film, and a true discovery. We are excited to bring director Alê Abreu's very personal film to North America, and share a compassionate, musical epic that domestic audiences are sure to embrace," said Dave Jesteadt, Director of Distribution at GKIDS.
This powerful, visual journey throughout the course of a life screened today at Annecy. No projected release date has yet been announced.