February 19, 2020—Sinking Ship Entertainment Inc.
is pleased to announce a sub-distribution partnership with D&D Pictures
for distribution of Dino Dana The Movie
(25 & 45 minutes) to the Japanese museum and science center market. Based on the popular TV series, Dino Dana The Movie
follows 10-year-old paleontologist-in-training Dana as she imagines dinosaurs into the real world. The movie is an action-packed dinosaur adventure aimed at kids and families and begins its international museum window this June 2020.
“We are thrilled to be working with D&D Pictures. Their expertise and excitement for Dino Dana The Movie
will help bring quality entertainment to new audiences in the Japanese market” says Jennifer Lee Hackett, Manager of Museum and Non-Theatrical Sales for Sinking Ship.
Takehiro Nakayama, Executive Vice President, D&D Pictures said, “When I saw the rough-cut version of Dino Dana The Movie
for the first time at GSCA, I was very impressed. Although most dinosaur films usually pursue only realism, this film expands to include imagination. I believe that it will bring a lot of pleasure for children and families in Japan. We are very honored to be able to distribute this high-quality program in Japan because we feel it transcends racial, cultural and border boundaries”.
D&D is a leader in Japan in the large format market, distributing films to over 120 planetariums and large-format theaters in that territory.
About Sinking Ship Entertainment Inc.
Sinking Ship Entertainment is an award-winning production, distribution and interactive company specializing in family and kids’ live action and CGI blended content. Since opening its doors in 2004, Sinking Ship has produced over 500 hours of content, and through their globally recognized in-house distribution division, has sold to over 200 countries internationally. In 2019 they set their sights on growth and launched a new animation series division. The company has rapidly earned a global reputation for high quality, ground-breaking original series and companion interactive experiences. Overall, Sinking Ship has won 17 Daytime Emmy® Awards and a variety of other international awards including Canadian Screen Awards, Youth Media Alliance Awards, Fan Chile Awards, Parents Choice Awards, the Shaw Rocket Prize, and the Prix Jeunesse International. In addition to production, Sinking Ship operates a cutting edge VFX and Interactive Studio, creating multi-platform digital experiences and interactive content for audiences around the world. The Toronto-based company is home to over 175 shipmates.
About D&D Pictures
D&D pictures was founded in 1999 as a company that produces and distributes large format films and planetarium programs, and currently distributes films to over 120 planetariums and large-format theaters in Japan. Localized and distributed programs from major production and distribution companies such as IMAX (Canada), SK Films (Canada), Cosmic Picture (USA), Big & Digital (USA), K2 Studios (USA), and nWave (Belgium) for use in Japan. They produce and distribute programs in cooperation with NHK, SONY Pictures, Shopro, and IMAGICA. Every year, they release more than 10 titles, including overseas films and our original programs. They have the top share market in distribution, Japan.
Source: Sinking Ship Entertainment