‘Proud Princess’ Animation Adaptation Picked up by All Rights Entertainment

All Rights Entertainment, the Paris-, Hong Kong- and Los Angeles based international sales company, is launching sales at the Cannes Market (Marché du Film) for “The Proud Princess.”

The picture is an animation film based on the fairy tale book “Punished Pride,” written by Bozena Nemcova. The 1952 live action adaptation of this book, directed and starring Alena Voranova and Vladimir Raz and starring Borivoj Ziman is among the most popular Czech films.

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The new adaptation is directed by Radek Beran (“The Little Man”) and David Lisy (“Spy Cat”). Production is by Luminar Film with Animation is handled by PFX, the Prague-based studio behind “Diplodokus,” “The Websters” and “Marnie’s World,” and is to be completed in the third quarter of 2024. CinemArt is set to handle the Czech theatrical distribution.

“Time has come for young and handsome King Benjamin to find a wife. He is so impressed by the beautiful portrait of princess Carolina that he decides to send his own portrait back. However, she rejects it because she’s spoiled and prideful. King Benjamin decides to win her over and, disguised as a gardener, manages to work at her castle,” reads a synopsis provided by All Rights.

He discovers that the princess used to be happy and kind. With the help of flowers and music, she falls in love with him. Carolina and Benjamin fled together when her counselors, desperate to stay in power, gave her a weak Prince to marry. They will become closer as they overcome the obstacles that arise during their escape. However, Benjamin will still have to reveal the truth, but love and happiness will prevail.” 

All Rights has an extensive track record in handling international animation titles. They include the now-in post-production “Lendarys,” “Gulliver Returns,” “Sherlock Holmes and the Great Escape,” and Chinese titles “New Gods: Yang Jian,” “White Snake,” “Cats and Peachtopia.”

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