Universal Pictures Content Group to release Ukrainian animated feature film MAVKA. THE FOREST SONG in France and French speaking countries

11 July 2022
Universal Pictures Content Group to release Ukrainian animated feature film MAVKA. THE FOREST SONG in France and French speaking countries

Universal Pictures Content Group has acquired All French distribution  rights for the animated feature film  MAVKA. THE FOREST SONG by Animagrad studio (FILM.UA Group). 

MAVKA. THE FOREST SONG’s producers are excited for their film to be fully dubbed into French, including the soundtrack, for a planned theatrical release.

"We are looking forward to a new partnership with the market leader, Universal Pictures Content Group, thanks to which Mavka will also speak 

French. Since the first presentations of the project on the international film markets, we have seen great interest to the film from the international audience. Earlier,  the film was already presold in more than 20 territories, including Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, as well as MENA countries, and many others. And our team continues to work to expand the list of countries where the Mavka movie release will take place." said Evgeniy Drachov, FILM.UA distribution CEO.

MAVKA. THE FOREST SONG showcases unique Ukrainian culture, values, traditions and has an environmental component in the partnership with WWF-Ukraine. Mavka is a unique female character from Ukrainian legends and myths, the Soul of the Forest, who becomes its Guardian when her home is in danger. She strives for peace and harmony in her world —  just as the people of Ukraine today strive for their own.

Despite the war, work on the animated film Mavka. MAVKA. THE FOREST SONG continues. It will be delivered at the announced date — in Q4 2022.

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