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Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily, The

English title: Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily, The
Original title: Fameuse Invasion des ours en Sicile, La
German title: Königreich der Bären, Das
France, Italy, 2019

Director: Mattotti, Lorenzo
Production company: Prima Linea Productions
Co-producers: Indigo Film, Pathé Pictures, France 3 Cinéma, Rai Cinema
Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Length: 81 min.
Film genre: Animation

It all starts with Tonio, the Bear King's son, who is kidnapped by hunters in the Sicilian mountains. When the harsh winter threatens his people with famine, King Léonce decides to invade the land where the men live. With the help of his army, and a wizard, he succeeds and finally finds Tonio. But he soon discovers that bears are not meant to live in the land of men.

Annecy IFF 2019, Fantoche IFF Baden 2019, Kids Kino Festival Warsaw 2019 (special mention), BFI London IFF 2019, Cinekid Amsterdam 2019, Filem’On CFF Brussels 2019, Gijón IFF 2019, Castellinaria CFF Bellinzona 2019, Ale Kino! Poznan 2019 (special mention), Animateka Ljubljana 2019, Cineteca Milano CFF 2019, Annonay IFF 2020, JEF CFF Vlaanderen 2020, FIFEM Montreal 2020, Buster CFF Copenhagen 2020, Freeze Frame CFF Winnipeg 2020, Ciné-Jeune de l'Aisne 2020, Leeds Young Film Festival 2020, Animafest Zagreb 2020, BIKY – Busan CFF 2020, Zlin CFF 2020, Buster CFF Copenhagen 2020, Schlingel CFF Chemnitz 2020, Mannheim-Heidelberg IFF 2020, Belmont CFF 2021, New York CFF 2021, Valencia CFF 2021, Itinerances Alès 2022

Study guide: Danish

Study guide: Swedish

World sales address/es:
Pathé Int. & UK

Sold to:
BIM Distr. (IT)
CinéArt (BE)
Pathé France
New Horizons (PL)
Triart (SE)
Leonine (DE)