Shout! Factory, Arcana team on HP Lovecraft animated film


Michelle Clancy

| 08 October 2015

Shout! Factory and Arcana Studio are partnering to distribute Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom in the US and Canada.

Arcana's film production for the animated feature is currently underway. Written, directed and produced by Sean Patrick O'Reilly, Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom is the movie adaption of Arcana's popular graphic novel of the same name, and introduces a new generation to the HP Lovecraft universe through the animated adventures of a young Howard Lovecraft. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory's founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and filmmaker Sean Patrick O'Reilly, CEO and founder of Arcana Studio.

Shout! Factory has secured all US rights to the movie for digital, broadcast, home entertainment and theatrical distribution, as well as extensive rights for cross-platform releases in Canada.

"We are very excited to embark on this new Lovecraft animated adventure with Sean and Arcana Studio. Sean and his film production team offer a compelling vision for storytelling, supported with amazing art direction," said Melissa Boag, SVP of kids and family entertainment at Shout! Factory. "We look forward to building a multi-generational movie audience across a wide variety of entertainment distribution platforms next year."