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Cottonwood’s AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS coming out in UK & Irish cinemas in August

Cottonwood’s AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS coming out in UK & Irish cinemas in August

Vertigo Releasing has announced the acquisition of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. They will be releasing the animated family film widely in UK and Irish cinemas on 20th August.

Produced by Cottonwood Media in co-production with STUDIOCANAL, the film is directed by Academy Award® Nominee Samuel Tourneux (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven) and written by Gerry Swallow (Ice Age 2: The Meltdown), based on Jules Verne’s classic novel of the same name. Vertigo Releasing has acquired the rights from STUDIOCANAL who is handling international sales. The film was animated by Circus (France) and Mac Guff (Belgium – the animation studio behind Despicable Me).

Synopsis: Passepartout is a young and scholarly marmoset who has always dreamt of becoming an explorer. One day, he crosses paths with Phileas, a reckless and greedy frog, eager to take on a bet to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days and earn 10 million clams in the process. Seizing the opportunity of a lifetime to explore the world, Passepartout and his new friend embark on a crazy and exhilarating adventure, full of surprises.

In UK and Irish cinemas from 20th August 2021

Please contact holly@vertigoreleasing.com for a screening link, stills and other materials


Vertigo Releasing is committed to discovering and championing the most important part of film: the talent. Our releases have grossed over $100 million at the box office. We have won multiple awards for our innovative campaigns for quality independent films such as Sound of Metal (2 x BAFTA and Academy Award® winner), Black Bear, The Assistant, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Child’s Play, Death Wish, Mrs Lowry & Son, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Springbreakers, Horrid Henry, Streetdance, Bronson, Top Cat the Movie, The Time of Their Lives and Monsters. Upcoming titles include Prano Bailey-Bond’s Censor, Riders of Justice starring Mads Mikkelsen, and Joyride starring Olivia Colman.


STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series, operating directly in all three major European markets – France, the United Kingdom and Germany – as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important film libraries in the world, boasting nearly, 6,000 titles from 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history, this vast and unique catalogue includes among others the iconic Terminator 2, Rambo, Breathless, Mulholland Drive, The Pianist, The Graduate, The Third Man, and Belle de jour.

STUDIOCANAL has fully financed box office hits Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paddington 1 and 2, Non Stop, and Shaun the Sheep Movie. Upcoming films backed by STUDIOCANAL include Will Sharpe’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy, Augustine Frizzell’s The Last Letter from your Lover adapted from Jojo Moyes’ best-selling novel, Navot Papushado’s female action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake and Gil Kenan’s live action A Boy called Christmas. STUDIOCANAL is actively producing and developing a slate of premium international TV series in-house, as well as through its network of award-winning subsidiary production companies, which includes Germany’s TANDEM Productions (Shadowplay), the UK’s RED Production Company (Years and Years, It’s a Sin, Finding Alice), URBAN MYTH FILMS (War of the Worlds) and Spain’s BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES (Instinto). The company is also an associate of Danish-based SAM Productions founded by Søren Sveistrup, Adam Price, and Meta Louise Foldager (Ride Upon the Storm) and Benedict Cumberbatch’s SUNNYMARCH TV (Patrick Melrose). STUDIOCANAL produces more than 200 hours of TV series each year distributing productions and CANAL+ Creation Originale worldwide with 1,000 hours of current and library content in distribution.


Cottonwood Media (a subsidiary of Federation Entertainment and part of its kids’ division, Federation Kids & Family) was created by David Michel, Zoé Carrera Allaix & Cécile Lauritano. Cottonwood Media creates, produces and invests in premium, talent-driven content with a focus on bringing together North American and European audiences, on both linear and non-linear platforms. In 2015 Cottonwood Media partnered with Federation Entertainment to form FederationKids & Family, a global distribution division which distributes original content as well as third party acquisitions. Based in Paris with offices in Los Angeles, Toronto and Berlin, Cottonwood’s productions include the preschool series The Ollie and Moon Show, animated comedy Squish for 6-10 year olds, period live action kids series Theodosia, teen drama Find Me in Paris (premium live action series co-produced with ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, Be-Films and the Opera National de Paris), with 3 seasons; as well as feature films such as Around the World in 80 Days, distributed by STUDIOCANAL.

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