An Animation feature titiled The Journey has signed an agreement with Vox Cinemas for theatrical distribution across the Middle East and North Africa.
The Journey has been co-produced by Saudi animation studios Manga Productions and Japan-based Toei Animation
Manga has also announced that the toon epic based on Saudi folklore and directed by Japan’s Shizuno Kobun (“Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle”) will be going out in Japan via Toei subsidiary T-Joy.
Distribution deals were announced at Berlin’s EFM market, Variety reported.
The co-production stems from a pact between the two companies made in November 2017, one month before Saudi Arabia lifted its 35-year ban on cinemas.
Manga has fully financed the production valued at $10-15m, which is currently in post.
Manga will presenting the film to prospective buyers for other territories at the Cannes Marche du Film in May.