Domestic animated film 'Red Shoes' to premiere in North America

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Domestic animated film 'Red Shoes' to premiere in North America

The American poster for "Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs." [SIDUS ANIMATION]

The American poster for "Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs." [SIDUS ANIMATION]

 
Domestic animated film “Red Shoes” is to premiere in North America through film distributor Lions Gate on Sept. 18. The film will be released in the form of TVOD (transactional video-on-demand) via Apple and Amazon and then on DVD and BlueRay on Sept. 22.  
 
The film is to be released under the title “Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs.” The film sets the precedent as the first animated film in Korea to have an all-Korean production crew to be released through an American distributor, according to its production company Sidus Animation.  
 
Based on the familiar fairy tale of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Snow White in this story can only be beautiful when wearing magical red shoes. Along with the seven dwarfs that she meets in the midst of her journey, the group set off on an adventure to find Snow’s missing father.  
 
Director Hong Sung-ho, who was in charge of the computer graphics for animated film “Wonderful Days” (2003), wrote the script and took the helm of “Red Shoes,” while former Disney animator Kim Sang-jin of “Frozen” (2013), “Moana” and “Zootopia” (2016) designed the characters and was in charge of the animation.  
 
Voice actors feature stars Chloe Moretz and Sam Claflin.  
 
“Red Shoes” garnered 820,000 in ticket sales at the local box office last year and received the President’s Award, the highest honor in the animation category, at the 2019 Korea Content Awards.  
 
The movie was released in Poland in January, and Australia and Spain in July. After premiering in the United States, it’s scheduled to be released in South America, Northern Europe and Japan.  
 
BY LEE JAE-LIM   [lee.jaelim@joongang.co.kr]
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