The 85 minute film will premiere in English at the Berlin European Film Market having already been released in the domestic Czech market in August 2017, where it became the most successful European animated film of all time taking over $1m at the box office.
Planet Nemo has already secured deals in major territories for Harvie and the Magic Museum with sales secured in China (HCG Ent.), South Korea (Green Narae), Vietnam (Beta), Ukraine (Kinofilm), Czech Republic (CinemArt), Front Row (Middle-East) Turkey (Fabula), former Yugoslavia: Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania (Blitz).
Produced by Rolling Pictures (Czech Republic), Harvie and the Magic Museum is co-production with Grid VFX (Belgium) and KinoAtis (Russia).
This brand new, original children’s adventure which has been described as Jumanji meets A Night at the Museum, stars the Czech Republic’s iconic characters, Harvie, and his father, Mr. Spejbl. Mr. Spejbl works as the director of the city’s Puppet Museum, which the Mayor has ordered to be torn down. When the demolition gets out of control, Harvie, his dog Jerry and school mate Monica are swallowed into the caverns of the museum. Here, hidden in this unknown world, lies not only the mystery of the Magic Museum, but also the key to its rescue.
Thrust into the greatest adventure of his life, Harvie must rely on his intelligence, dexterity, courage and the help of his friends to save not only his father and the Magic Museum, but the people of the city from Bastor, the evil Puppet Master, who dreams of turning the whole world into the greatest puppet show of all time.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Frédéric Puech, Executive Producer, Planet Nemo said: 'We are delighted to have secured the distribution rights to Harvie and the Magic Museum. This hugely entertaining family film has already been a hit in its home market and has massive international potential which is reflected in the agreements we have already secured in major territories around the world. We are very much looking forward to the launch of the English version of the film at the prestigious Berlin EFM and to securing further international partners at the event.'