A few of the people who were instrumental behind Moana, Zootopia and Big Hero 6 went overseas for their next big project. They teamed up with Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky. This was started long before Russia invaded his country. Gulliver Returns plays off the character from Jonathan Swift’s classic novel Gulliver’s Travels. The man must return to one of his destinations. Here’s the press release from Shout! Kids and information on the charity involved with DVD sales:
SHOUT! KIDS PRESENTS FROM THE TEAM BEHIND MOANA, ZOOTOPIA & BIG HERO 6 GULLIVER RETURNS BASED ON AN IDEA BY VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY
Available to Own for the First Time in North America,Highly Anticipated New Movie Launches Digitally on July 26 and Arrives on DVD on August 9A Portion of the Net Proceeds toBenefit Relief Efforts, Affected Ukrainian Citizens, and Refugees
This summer, SHOUT! KIDS cordially invites you to embark on the thrilling adventures of one of literature’s biggest heroes when the new movie adventure GULLIVER RETURNS comes to digital download on July 26, 2022, and lands on national home entertainment shelves on August 9, 2022. Shout! Factory will be donating a portion of the net proceeds earned from the distribution of the movie from year one to World Central Kitchen, a non-profit organization that provides fresh meals in response to crises, which is currently active in Ukraine and surrounding countries providing meals for as many people as possible at border crossings, shelters, and other locations.
The classic character Gulliver is not a giant in size but a giant in heart and courage. Inspired by both Jonathan Swift’s timeless tale and an original idea from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, GULLIVER RETURNS is a fresh and funny adventure the whole family will enjoy! A production of Gulliver Films and 95 Animation Studio in Ukraine, the English-language movie is directed by Ilya Maksimov (Dobrinya and the Dragon) with Tony Bonilla (Encanto, Moana) as animation director. In addition to having an engaging storyline and memorable characters, this inspiring and uplifting animated movie features positive messages about heroism, community, and courage. Perfect for movie night, GULLIVER RETURNS DVD features an exciting movie presentation and is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com and will be available in stores and other fine retailers.
GULLIVER RETURNS | Movie Synopsis Gulliver receives an urgent letter from the people of Lilliput, who ask for his help. Seeing that remarkable changes have taken place on the island, Gulliver and his friends find themselves in a whirlwind of extraordinary events: The gang encounters crafty enemies and breakneck chases in their adventures…but together, they can overcome any obstacle because friendship and love always win!
Directed by Ilya Maksimov General Producer, Oleg Khodachuk Screenplay by Michael Ryan Original Idea by Volodymyr Zelensky, Borys Shefir, Serhiy Shefir, Andriy Yakovlev Produced by Evgen Yarmilko, Igor Nikolaev, Andriy Yakovlev, Serhiy Shefir, Borys Shefir Inspired by “Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift Music by Dmitro Shurov, Yuriy Melnychuk, Andriy Golovan Art Directors, Sergei Andrievskii, Serhiy Mohylnyy Editor, Alexandr Synko Director of Animation, Tony Bonilla
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