Scream! factory and At a time have signed a multi-year distribution agreement in which Shout! Bring the animation studio’s first four films – all of them Oscar nominees – to the home entertainment sector.
In accordance with the Shout! receives US home entertainment distribution rights in all packaged media Kubo and the two strings (2016), The boxing troll (2014), ParaNorman (2012) and Coraline (2009). The offer includes new bonus content, bulk packaging and special versions that are in development.
“We were big fans of Laika, Travis Knight and his extraordinary team. Her legendary ingenuity, independent spirit and compelling storytelling have inspired us and continue to entertain audiences around the world, ”said Melissa Boag, SVP Family Entertainment at Shout! Factory said Monday in a publication announcing the deal. “We are incredibly excited about this new opportunity with Laika and look forward to showing fans and collectors everywhere these popular films with insightful extras and lavish packaging.”
David Burke from Laika said: “We are very excited to start our partnership with Shout! Factory. Their ability to maximize the value of legacy titles by bringing films to entirely new audiences long after they hit theaters is unparalleled in the industry. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with these industry leaders. “
The deal was made by Jordan Fields of Shout! And Steven Katz as well as Michael Waghalter and Colin Geiger negotiated by Laika.