Pulsar Content (“The Deep House”) achieved worldwide sales on “Dragon Princess”, an ambitious animated feature produced by Ankama, the successful French studio behind the international “Dofus” and “Wakfu” franchises.
Directed by Jean-Jacques Denis (“Dofus”) and Anthony Roux, “Dragon Princess” tells the story of Bristle, a little girl raised by dragons. When his father is forced to give his second most valuable possession to Sorcerog, a witching frog, he offers Bristle. Falling into despair, the little girl flees the family cave and embarks on a journey of discovery in the human world. She learns the meaning of friendship and solidarity – and greed, which seems to eat away at men’s hearts.
Now complete, the feature film was written and produced by Roux, comic book author and co-founder of Ankama. Based in the north of France, the company best known for internally developing several successful video games such as âDofusâ and âWakfuâ and turning them into animated series. The company has also already delivered the feature film “Mutafukaz”.
Pulsar Content will present âDragon Princessâ to international buyers during the Rendez-Vous Unifrance in Paris, which starts this week.
Ankama plans to build a franchise around “Dragon Princess”, comprising a collection of four animated feature films with a recurring character, a witching frog. The last opus will be a crossover, bringing together all the young heroines of the previous films.
“Dragon Princess” marks the first animation acquisition of Pulsar Content, the Paris-based company launched by Marie Garrett and Gilles Sousa in 2019. The company has managed a mix of genre films, such as “The Deep House”, psychological thrillers as “A Perfect Enemy” and the Cannes Critics’ Week photo “Olga”.
âWe have been looking for the right animation to embark on the international stage since Pulsar’s inception in September 2019, and we couldn’t be more proud to do so with a player as fascinating and ambitious as Ankama,â said Garrett and Sousa, adding that Ankama “creates worlds and extends them into video games, animated series and / or films”.
Trade directors said buyers would likely be drawn to ‘Dragon Princess’ “quality of intellectual property, its appropriate target audience, and great potential for development over time through sequels and spinoffs.”