Byron Allen’s theatrical arm Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures acquired the U.S. rights to animated feature “Arctic Dogs,” the company announced Monday.
The film, previously titled “Arctic Justice,” was picked up by Entertainment Studios at the American Film Market and will be scheduled for wide theatrical release on over 3,500 screens in 2019.
“Arctic Dogs” was written by Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen (“The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature,” and co-written and directed by Aaron Woodley (“Spark: A Space Tail”). It was was produced by Monika Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino, and executive produced by Byron Allen, Jennifer Lucas, Carolyn Folks, A.K. Madhavan, Danielle Maloni, and Francesca Silvani. Giovanni Cova is co-executive producer.
“Arctic Dogs” tells the story of Swifty the Arctic fox (Jeremy Renner), who stumbles upon a dark scheme to melt the Arctic. Swifty decides he must team up with his ragtag group of friends to try and save the day. The film also co-stars the voice talent of Heidi Klum, Alec Baldwin, John Cleese, James Franco, Angelica Huston, Michael Madsen, Omar Sy and Laurie Holden.
Entertainment Studios will also release the John Krasinski and Emily Blunt led animated feature “Animal Crackers” in 2019, along with the Keanu Reeves sci-fi thriller “Replicas.” The studio’s releases this year include Christian Bale’s “Hostiles” and the political thriller “Chappaquiddick.”