TRAILER: “Long Way North” Shout Factory To Release For Oscar Consideration on September 9th – Animation Scoop

TRAILER: “Long Way North” Shout Factory To Release For Oscar Consideration on September 9th

Shout Factory is giving Remi Chaye’s feature Long Way North a US theatrical release commencing September 30th. This places another French-based hand drawn animated feature in competition in the Oscar race for 2016.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Rémi Chayé (The Secret of Kells) and produced by Sacrebleu Productions (Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage), Maybe Movies (Ernest & Celestine) and Norlum Studios (Song of the Sea), Long Way North won the Audience Award at the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Here’s the domestic trailer, which dropped today:

The feature had its North American premiere at the New York International Children’s Film Festival in February. Shout! Factory secured all U.S. distribution rights to the film, including theatrical, broadcast, video on-demand, digital and home entertainment rights for cross-platform releases. Shout! plans a strategic rollout of the movie beginning with this theatrical release through Shout’s family entertainment imprint, Shout! Factory Kids.


Long Way North is set in the late 19th century Saint Petersburg. Sacha, a young girl from the Russian aristocracy, dreams of the Great North and anguishes over the fate of her grandfather, Oloukine, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole.

Sacha has always been fascinated by the adventurous life of her grandfather and has the same calling as Oloukine to be an explorer. But Sacha’s parents, who already made arrangements for her marriage, strongly disapprove the idea to say the least. Defying her destiny, Sacha flees her home and launches an adventure-filled quest toward the Great North in search of Oloukine and his ship.


Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
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