Welcome!

Wearables Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, William Schmarzo, Pat Romanski

News Feed Item

nWave Pictures' New Feature-Length 3D Film "The House of Magic 3D" to Enchant Audiences This Christmas

Two 4D Attraction Films Based on the Studio's Fifth Feature Film Will Be Launched in 2014 for Theme Park and Attraction Exhibitors Worldwide

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM and BURBANK, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/18/13 -- nWave Pictures is proud to announce the release of the new feature-length 3D animated film "The House of Magic" opening this Christmas in theaters in France, Belgium, South Korea, Singapore and Italy. The 85-minute film, budgeted at $34 million, is produced by nWave Pictures in association with StudioCanal and media fund Anton Capital Entertainment. "The House of Magic" is directed by renowned 3D filmmakers Ben Stassen ("Fly Me to the Moon", "Sammy's Adventures: Escape from Paradise") and Jeremie Degruson, with original music by Ramin Djawadi ("Pacific Rim", "Game of Thrones").

"The House of Magic" tells the story of Thunder, an abandoned young cat who stumbles into a magical old mansion operated by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Owned by a retired magician, the house is occupied by an assortment of his wacky assistants who don't all welcome the new houseguest. But when the magician lands in hospital and his scheming nephew puts the mansion up for sale, our young hero and his new friends join forces to save their magical home.

"This holiday season, our new adventure brings to moviegoers a fun, immersive and engaging experience for the entire family, set in an intriguing mansion full of wacky and endearing animals like our young hero Thunder the Cat, Lawrence the Magician, Kiki the Chihuahua, Maggie Mouse and Jack Rabbit," said Ben Stassen, Producer and Director. "During the first twelve of the thirty months we spent in production, we devoted our entire energy to fine-tuning our script and the design of our fifty different characters, always keeping mind our ambition to deliver the best 3D cinematic experience ever, with the most spectacular 'in your face' 3D effects."

"The upcoming release of our biggest animation achievement so far -- bringing to life a unique story with a great sense of humor, positive values and universal appeal -- coincides with the celebration of our company's 20th anniversary, "said Eric Dillens and Caroline Van Iseghem, nWave Studios' Chairman and CEO respectively. "We could not dream of a better Christmas gift, thanks to the extraordinary creativity and expertise of our team of artists led by Jeremie Degruson."

International sales agent StudioCanal has successfully sold the film in over 40 territories including China, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, United Kingdom, Portugal, Switzerland, Iceland, Poland, ex-Yugoslavia, the Baltic States, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Turkey, South Africa and Thailand.

Upcoming international releases for the "The House of Magic" are:

South Korea (CJ Entertainment): December 24, 2013
France (StudioCanal): December 25, 2013
Belgium (Belga Films): December 25, 2013
Singapore (The Shaw Organization): December 26, 2013
Italy (Notorious Pictures): January 1, 2014
Turkey (Medya Vizyon): January 31, 2014

The trailer of "The House of Magic" can be seen on nWave's YouTube channel at http://www.YouTube.com/nWavePictures The poster image and production stills can be downloaded from the film's IMDB profile at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3148834/

"The House of Magic 3D" is written by James Flynn, Domonic Paris and Ben Stassen, based on an original story idea from Ben Stassen. The film is produced by Caroline Van Iseghem and Ben Stassen, executive produced by Olivier Courson and Eric Dillens, and features original music by Ramin Djawadi on his fifth collaboration with nWave Pictures.

nWave also confirms its plans for the 2014 launch of two new 4D attraction films designed for theme park and attraction exhibitors worldwide. "The House of Magic: The 4D Experience" and "The Haunted Mansion 4D" will be available this spring and Halloween respectively. Based on the animated characters from the feature film, and incorporating original material, the two 12-minute films are designed to maximize the impact of visual and special effects for the theme park audience.

To extend the experience, nWave has developed an interactive videogame incorporating film's main characters. Available in English, French, Dutch, German, Italian and Korean and compatible with iOS and Android devices, the game is available from Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store.

About nWave Studios
nWave Studios, an associated company of StudioCanal, established nWave Pictures as the first fully integrated digital animation studio to specialize in the production and distribution of stereoscopic/3D films. nWave was founded in 1993 by Ben Stassen and D&D Entertainment Group and quickly established itself as the world's leading independent producer and distributor of specialty films for location-based entertainment and institutional venues, with over 80 titles in its current catalog. In 2008, the company launched its first feature-length film, "Fly Me to the Moon", followed by "Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage" (2010) and its sequel "Sammy's Adventures: Escape from Paradise" (2012), and more recently the live-action documentary film "African Safari" (2013). These four titles have generated more than $150 million in cumulative gross box office to date. In 2011, nWave secured a co-production, co-financing and distribution deal with StudioCanal to create four feature-length films. nWave Studios is headquartered in Brussels (Belgium) with a sales office in Burbank (Calif.). For more information: http://www.nWave.com or http://www.twitter.com/nWave or http://www.facebook.com/nWavePicturesDistribution

nWave is a registered trademark of nWave Pictures SA/NV.
Source: nWave Pictures Distribution

Press Contacts:
Brian McWilliams
+1 310-838-4010
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...