Altitude has acquired U.K. distribution rights to “Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds,” a 3D animated feature inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ 19th-century classic D’Artagnan novels.
The family adventure film is being represented in international markets by Charades, the sales banner behind the Oscar-nominated “Mirai” and “I Lost My Body.”
Budgeted in the range of $10 million, the movie is a reboot of the popular 1980s TV series “Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds,” which aired in more than 100 countries and on 150 networks, and was adapted by Doug Langdale (“The Adventure of Puss In Boots,” “The Book of Life”).
Directed by Toni García, the film follows Dogtanian, a fearless young boy who embarks on an adventure-filled journey to Paris hoping to become one of the king’s “muskehounds” guards.
Altitude is planning to release “Dogtanian and the Three Muskehound” in Britain and Ireland on June 25. The deal marks the first collaboration between Charades and Altitude.
Charades previously sold the film to France (Starinvest), Germany and Switzerland (Koch Media), Greece (Odeon), Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia (Forum), Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania (Vertical), Ex Yugoslavia (Blitz), Baltics (Acme), CIS (Central Partnership), Israel (Forum), Turkey (Tanweer), Lebanon and Gulf (Empire), South Africa (Empire), French-speaking Africa (Les Films 26), USA (Viva Pictures), Australia and New Zealand (Rialto).
“Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds” was produced by the Spanish studio Apolo Films with the Asian studio Cosmo Maya. The film will be released in Spain by leading Spanish distribution banner A Contracorriente Films, which previously released “Ballerina” and “Bigfoot Superstar.”
Charades’s slate of animated features also includes Japanese auteur Hosoda Mamoru’s next animated feature, “Belle,” which is in the pipeline for a major international festival.