Cinema Management Group will kick off EFM sales in Berlin next month on Buffalo Kids from 4 Cats Pictures and Atresmedia Cine, featuring a voice cast led by Gemma Arterton, Sean Bean, and Stephen Graham.
The new production comes hot on the heels of 4 Cats Pictures’ Mummies, which is currently in theatrical release in Australia via Warner Bros and is scheduled to become the most widely distributed Spanish feature released by a Hollywood studio.
Buffalo Kids centres on two orphans from Ireland who sail to New York and embark on an action-packed transcontinental train journey to meet their uncle and settle their inheritance. Along the way they befriend a governess in charge of another set of orphans and must deal with an attack by a band of outlaws.
Writer-producer and 4 Cats Pictures co-founder Jordi Gasull adapted the screenplay from Pedro Solis’ 2015 Goya-winning animated short Strings. Mummies director Juan Jose Garcia Galocha “Galo” and Solis are co-directing.
Buffalo Kids is in production and will be ready for release in Q3 2024. 4 Cats Pictures and Atresmedia Cine are co-producers. Anangu Group’s Marc Sabe Richer and Mogambo Entertainment, headed by Ignacio SalazarSimpson De Laiglesia, have produced independent animated features
Capture The Flag10 and Tad The Lost Explorer10. Atresmedia Cine, headed by Jaime Ortiz de Artinano, coproduced Klaus, Futbolin and Planet 51.Core Animation (
Tad The Lost Explorer franchise) is handling the film’s animation and was founded in 2018 after many years of collaboration between Gasull, Solis, and Galocha along with fellow producers Jaime Otegui and David Ordieres.Cinema Management Group president Edward Noeltner said: “We’ve been looking for an opportunity to work with Jordi and 4 Cats Pictures ever since we saw the first
Tad The Lost Explorer feature. 4 Cats’ ability to bring out the magic in their films is evident in their writing, sensibility, and sheer delight. We are thrilled to be working with such talented filmmakers. Their latest production, Mummies, has gotten off to a great start with over US$1.2m at the Australian boxoffice before releasing in major European territories this February and March.”4 Cats Pictures’ Gasull added: “We’ve had a great relationship on our past features with major studios such as Paramount and Warner Bros, but for
Buffalo Kids we wanted to try the independent path and explore new possibilities within the fast-changing distribution environment. We are delighted to have one the most respected international sales companies working alongside us on the film. We look forward to coming to Berlin with CMG and introducing the film to the world’s best independent distributors, while we continue to explore future projects with major studio partners.”CMG has previously licensed territories on the Oscar-nominated
Loving Vincent; Seal Team, and Ainbo: Spirit Of The Amazon, among others. Its current slate includes The Canterville Ghost; Noah’s Ark: A Musical Adventure; Panda Bear In Africa, Kayara, and 2 Tiny Toddlers.Filmmakers, industry pay tribute to former TIFF director Noah Cowan: “He was born to shake things up”