The Legend of Sarila

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Youth Media Alliance awards winners announced

Canadian kids programming and digital content were recognized last night at the annual Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence Gala in Toronto. (Annedroids pictured.)

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Phase 4 Films settles Frozen Land lawsuit with Disney

In a California court judgement, the indie distributor agreed to pay Disney $100,000 and change the name of the home entertainment release back to its original title.

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Disney sues Phase 4 Films over DVD marketing

The Hollywood studio alleges the indie distributor replicated the logo and packaging for its Frozen release to boost home entertainment sales for The Legend of Sarila.

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The Legend of Sarila to open south of the border

kaboom! Entertainment, the kids and family label of U.S. distributor Phase 4 Films, has picked up U.S. rights to the 3D animated feature from Quebec prodcos CarpeDiem and 10th Avenue.

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Weekly roundup: Festival lineups, new apps and renewals

Among other news, Kim Nguyen’s War Witch (pictured) will play at the up-coming Toronto Black Film Festival, and Vancouver’s Core Music Agency unveils a host of new composers it’s managing.

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AFM 2012: 3D animated Legend of Sarila sold overseas

The Inuit tale, shot in Canada by director Nancy Florence Savard and now in post-production, is voiced by Christopher Plummer and Rachelle Lefevre.