Like always when there’s a promising foreign animated feature like The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales, the kind that happened yesterday, GKIDS went ahead and acquired its North American distribution rights.
The film is based on a graphic novel that Renner published in 2015 (and which was recently released in a translated English version). Renner co-directed the film with Patrick Imbert who was the animation director of Ernest & Celestine.
The 80-minute film, a compilation of three outlandish tales set on an everyday farm, will be released theatrically by GKIDS this winter.
Big Bad Fox is a production of Folivari, the new production studio from veteran French producer Didier Brunner who co-produced Fox with Panique.
Studio Canal launched Renner’s film in French theaters on June 21 where it went ahead and grossed $4.1 million to date making it the second-highest grossing homegrown French feature of 2017 behind Sahara.
Just last week, GKIDS announced that it would release Mary and the Witch’s Flower in North American theatres this winter.