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Cinedigm Picks Up Danish Comic-Inspired 'Antboy'

By Taylor Lindsay | Indiewire March 24, 2014 at 2:27PM

Cinedigm just acquired all US distribution rights to live action Danish family flick "Antboy." The film is based on Kenneth Bogh Andersen's acclaimed comic book series, and Ask Hasselbalch directed and introduced it at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
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Cinedigm just acquired all US distribution rights to live action Danish family flick "Antboy." The film is based on Kenneth Bogh Andersen's acclaimed comic book series, and Ask Hasselbalch directed and introduced it at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. 

"Antboy" starts with a premise not unlike "Spiderman," when 12-year-old Pelle is bitten by a super-ant and develops extraordinary powers. He transforms from the shy and ordinary boy he once was, recuses the girl of his dreams, and ultimately combats super-villain "The Flea." 

"We absolutely fell in love with ANTBOY," said Yolanda Macias, Executive Vice President of Acquisitions for Cinedigm. "The film is filled with heart, humor and charm, and we know family audiences will immensely enjoy this fun superhero movie. We acquired ANTBOY as the first of a multi-picture, multi-year deal with Viva Pictures Distribution and are excited about our long-term relationship."

This article is related to: Antboy, Cinedigm, Acquisitions, Toronto Film Festival