Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Ribbit, a 3D animation comedy/adventure story about a frog with an identity crisis, is ready for delivery to distributors around the world. The film is voiced by popular Hollywood actors Sean Astin from Lord of the Rings, Tim Curry from The Hunt for Red October, international comedian Russell Peters and Cherami Leigh from Fast Food Nation. Ribbit — co-produced by KRU International (Malaysia) and Crest Animation Studios Ltd (India), and partly financed by the Malaysian government through the Multimedia Development Corporation — was first introduced at the Marche Du Film, Cannes 2012.
Represented by KRU’s sales and distribution arm “United Studios”, the film has been picked up in over 80 countries including the UK, Germany, Australia, Japan, China and Brazil to name a few. Grant Raynham, United’s Head of International Sales & Distribution, confirms “there has been growing interest over the last two years and today more than 18 buyers in North America are interested in acquiring the film.”
Directed and written by Chuck Powers, the animated film Ribbit was recorded in Los Angeles. The development and post-production works were entirely completed in Malaysia, while the animation production took place in both Cyberjaya, Malaysia and Mumbai, India. The bulk of the rendering work was done in Hong Kong; making Ribbit a truly global project for a story set against the backdrop of the Amazon rainforest.