Animation specialist GKIDS announced Tuesday the English-language voice cast for its award-winning animated feature Mia and the Migoo by French director Jacques-Rémy Girerd.
The new English-language version is produced by United States distributor GKIDS and Matthew Modine, and features John DiMaggio, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Modine, Wallace Shawn and James Woods. It introduces Amanda Misquez as Mia.
The film opens theatrically for an exclusive engagement at New York’s IFC Center on Friday, March 25, with its national bow set for Earth Day, April 22, in partnership with Earth Day Network.
Originally released as Mia et le Migou in 2008, the French-Italian co-production is the second feature by Girerd, founder of famed French animation studio Folimage and recipient of France’s Ordre national du Mérite (National Order of Merit), one of the nation’s highest honors. The film was named Best Animated Feature at the European Film Awards in December 2009 and is being released theatrically in the U.S. by GKIDS with the support of MEDIA International.
Created from 500,000 hand-painted frames of animation, Mia and the Migoo is a family adventure that pits plucky, wild-haired young heroine Mia against profit-hungry developers, with the future of life on Earth in the balance. One night, Mia has a premonition. So, after saying a few words of parting at her mother’s grave, she sets out on a journey across mountains and jungles in search of her father, who has been trapped in a landslide at a disaster-plagued construction site on a remote tropical lake.