Mind Candy, the creator of Moshi Monsters, has announced the highly anticipated first ever Moshi Monsters film is set to hit the cinema’s in the UK and Ireland on December 20th.
Universal Pictures International Entertainment, will be the global distribution partner for the animation which will include theatrical, home entertainment, digital and TV distribution.
The animation feature, Moshi Monsters The Movie, is currently in production by Mind Candy in conjunction from Cornwall-based animation studio Spider Eye and will take viewers all of the Moshi world from Main St to the peak of Sillimanjaro.
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Moshi Monsters has had global success with over 80 million registered users for the web-based game to date. Following the online success Moshi has become an entertainment franchise with best-selling toys, books, video games, trading cards, membership cards, the best selling kids magazine in the UK and mobile games.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Universal Pictures International Entertainment on distribution of the first ever Moshi Monsters movie,” said Michael Acton Smith, CEO and creator of Moshi Monsters. “This is our first foray into movies and Universal bring the expertise needed to ensure the best possible success. We can’t wait for Moshi to hit the big screen!”
Darran Garnham, Chief Business Development Officer, Mind Candy adds: “This strategic global relationship with Universal Pictures International Entertainment will open up the Moshi Monsters brand, characters and rich world to new fans and markets around the world. We are all incredibly excited!”
“As distribution partners, we are very excited about working with Mind Candy to bring the global phenomenon that is Moshi Monsters to the big screen through Universal Pictures UK and deliver a multi-platform multi-screen experience to children everywhere,” said Eddie Cunningham, President, Universal Pictures International Entertainment.
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