– Official Soundtrack Now Available through Sony Music Masterworks
First opening in its native Korea in July, 2019, Red Shoes and Seven Dwarfs has had a successful rollout in many countries throughout the world including a box office of over $1.4 million USD in Australia and New Zealand alone, as well as a two-week reign at the top of the Spanish box office in July, 2020 in spite of ongoing coronavirus epidemic. Now, Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs is proudly coming to homes throughout North America with a release on AppleTV, Amazon, and other digital and On Demand platforms on September 18th and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 22nd through Lionsgate, the first major studio in decades. In anticipation of the release of Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs in North America, the Official Soundtrack album was also released worldwide by Milan Records, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, on June 26th and is available for digital distribution worldwide. Of the release Director Sung-ho Hong stated “After years hard work from well over a hundred animators, we are proud to hear that Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs has been given such a warm reception throughout the world, and kindly thank our friends at Lionsgate and Sony Music for giving audiences in North America opportunity to enjoy the film as well.”
In Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White is happily strong and curvy, but a pair magical shoes turn her into the completely new “Red Shoes.” The seven dwarfs are now seven princes who must break their curse with the kiss of a beautiful princess, but when Snow White’s wicked stepmother chases after her magic shoes, the group sets off to save King White in an adventure that teaches them that one’s true self is the fairest one of all. This family-friendly film has “a strong body-positive theme that emphasizes the beauty of characters of all shapes and sizes” (Common Sense Media), and received the Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages.
Produced by Locus Corporation and directed by Sung-ho Hong, Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs marks a milestone in Korean animation as one of the first wholly Korean produced animated feature films to receive distribution in over 123 territories throughout the world. The film has grossed over $10 million USD throughout its theatrical runs in Korea and other nations throughout the world, with upcoming releases in Latin America as well as additional revenue anticipated from home entertainment sales in these territories and additionally including Germany, the United Kingdom, and North America. This reception is made all the more impressive given that Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs is the debut theatrical animated feature for Locus Corporation, which has applied the technological ability and production know-how achieved from its extensive VFX and CGI work for top-tier advertisers and game cinematics, as well as the production of both seasons of the animated television series “Running Man”.
In addition to the leading technological capabilities and pipeline management of Locus Corporation, Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs owes its success in no small part due to the talent supporting the film, including the voice talents of Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, The Addams Family), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games series), Gina Gershon (TV’s “Riverdale”), Patrick Warburton (TV’s “Family Guy,” The Emperor’s New Groove), and Jim Rash (TV’s “Community”) as well as Voice Direction from Tony Bancroft (director of Mulan ) and music by Primetime Emmy® award-winning composer Geoff Zanelli (Pirates of the Caribbean, “Into the West”). The animation direction and character design for Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs were spearheaded by Jin Kim, 20-year veteran at The Walt Disney Company and whose works include Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Moana. Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs was produced by Hyungsoon Kim and Sujin Hwang.
ABOUT LOCUS CORPORATION
Locus is one of Korea’s largest content creators, producing animated theatrical feature films and TV series as well as providing CGI/VFX services for films, games, and advertisement. With offices in Seoul and Shanghai, Locus is also the parent company of Sidus, which has produced over 75 live-action films, including some of Korea’s most influential and internationally renowned films including A Dirty Carnival, Save the Green Planet, Il Mare as well as Bong Jun-Ho’s break-out feature, Memories of Murder.
Locus’s first animated feature film, Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs, created through its animation production arm, Sidus Animation Studios, combines talented animators with top Hollywood voice actors, and holds international release dates throughout 2019 and 2020. Sidus Animation Studios is currently in production of additional animated projects, including an all-new feature film based on the animated property “Running Man,” of which it has also produced two seasons of the animated TV series with SBS and Line, as well as an animated adaptation of the Toemarok fantasy novels and the hit webtoon “Yumi’s Cells”.