Kinology wins major deals on the animated feature “Argonuts”, the Cannes film by Emmanuel Mouret (EXCLUSIVE)

Kinology (“Annette”) has struck a series of deals on two slate highlights, “Argonuts,” an animated feature produced by TAT Productions, the banner behind “The Jungle Bunch,” and “Diary of a Fleeting Affair” by Emmanuel Mouret. which premiered in Cannes.

A Pixar/Dreamworks-style family film, “Argonuts” is a comedic adventure set in a magical yet hostile world of Greek mythology. It follows the journey of Pathie, a smart and daring young mouse, and her companion Sam who set off to battle the most bizarre and dangerous creatures of ancient Greece, including Poseidon himself.

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“Argonuts” reunites “The Jungle Bunch” director, David Alaux, and producer, Jean-François Tosti at TAT Productions. It will be distributed by Apollo Films in France.

The Paris-based company has sold “Argonuts” to Italy and Spain (Notorious), the Middle East (Front Row), Scandinavia (Selmer Media), Eastern Europe (Blitz and AQS), Poland (New Horizons), Poland (New Horizons), CIS (Volgafilm), Portugal (NOS Lusomundo) and Greece (Tanwer). Gregoire Melin, founder of Kinology, said the project got buyers excited at Cannes. The brand is in talks with distributors in other territories, including Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and Latin America. The film will be released in theaters in January in all international territories.

TAT Productions has a proven track record of delivering ambitious animated feature films for global audiences. “The Jungle Bunch” was one of the highest-grossing French productions worldwide in 2017, while another TAT title, “Terra Willy”, traveled to 80 countries and was one of the biggest hits French at the international box office in 2019.

“Diary of a passing affair”, which lost at Cannes Première, marks the 11th feature film by Emmanuel Mouret. The film stars Sandrine Kiberlain as Charlotte, a single mother of three, and Vincent Macaigne as Simon, her married lover. The two engage in an affair that is meant to remain strictly physical but becomes much more after Charlotte and Simon realize their bond is surprisingly strong.

Weaving light romance and dramatic comedy, the film sold in Germany and Austria with Neue Visionen, in Italy with Movies Inspired, in Spain with La Aventura Cine, in Benelux with Panache, in Switzerland with DCM, in Portugal with Cinemundo, in Poland with Mayfly and Latin America/Brazil with CDI. Moby Dick Films produced “Diary of a Fleeting Affair”.

Kinology’s current roster also includes “Alma Viva” by Cristèle Alves Meira and “Arthur Malediction” by Luc Besson, a spin-off from the well-known franchise.

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