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You only have to walk into the home entertainment section of any supermarket in the UK to see the shelves clogged up with numerous straight to DVD animated movies – many of which walk the fine line between “based on the same fairy tale” to “complete rip-off of a recent theatrical release”. In the case of The Legend of Kung-Fu Rabbit we’re sitting squarely in the latter camp. Only it’s arrived on DVD a mere three years too late…
Originally released in 2011 but only now seeing the light of day here in the UK, The Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit is actually a Chinese animated movie, Tu Xia Chuan Qi, which has been re-titled and re-voiced for Western audiences. The film tells the story of Fu, an overweight rabbit chef, »
- Phil Wheat
The studio beat out Relativity Media and Paramount Pictures in a bidding war for the rights to this movie, financed by Bold Films, which follows an American family who relocates to Southeast Asia, where they find themselves in the middle of a violent government coup. The deal is expected to close today, with the studio acquiring the movie for $5 million, the second-largest deal at this year's Cannes Film Festival, behind the whopping $20 million Paramount Pictures paid for Story of Your Life starring Amy Adams. The deal marks the second project Bold Films has sold at Cannes, following Open Road Films' acquisition of Nightcrawlers.
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