Fantawild's "Boonie Bears: Back to Earth" proves the title of being the most successful film of the "Boonie Bears" franchise. Earlier this year it premiered in China with a breaking Box Office numbers, reaching 972 Million RMB (over $150 M) and stepping into top 3 at domestic box office in the history of Chinese animation releases. Now, the title opens new territories for theatrical premieres. Previously "Boonie Bears" feature films were available in UK on Sky TV and VOD platforms, and now the movie will make it to 300+ screens in the country.
“We are pretty excited for this premiere, and thrilled to be collaborating with such an amazing partner, The Media Pioneers. We are happy to see that TMP did such a fantastic job with the promotional campaign, which is crucial cause it is the first time for Boonie Bears to say hi to the cinema audiences in UK in such a scale. We expect that our films will bring more happy moments for families on different size screens,” Daisy Shang, President of Fantawild Animation, stated.
Poland is another country that will premiere "Boonie Bears: Back to Earth" theatrically in June (Nowa Filmklatka Distribution), to be followed up by releases in Canada (Cinemaguzzo Les Films), CIS (Prime Time Media), Turkey (Bir Film), MENA (Phoenicia Pictures), and India (Star Entertainment). Later in the year, it will also premiere in Colombia (Cinecolor), Peru (Cinecolor), and Brazil (Lanca Filmes).
"Boonie Bears" has been the most popular animation brand in China for years, entertaining all age groups from the youngest audience to all family members with its TV series, films, and a wide variety of merchandise. The franchise feature films series totaled RMB 4.2bln ($659,86mln), with audience numbers reaching 100 million. "Boonie Bears" films have been distributed worldwide by Disney, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, DirecTV, Sony, Discovery, and Sky in the UK. The franchise is active is over 130 territories.