The animated film “The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily” created by the joint cooperation between France and Italy, which gotten the surprising score of 100 Tomato on America’s rating website “RottenTomato” and was known as a “Graphic Jewel”, will get a Japan release on January 14, 2022. The poster visual has been revealed.

“The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily” (Original title: INVASION DES OURS EN SICILE) is the 2nd overseas purchase work by the animation production studio Thomas Entertainment, known for “Detective Conan” and “Lupin the Third”.
“The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily” is a popular children’s book in Italy since it was released in 1945 by the Italian writer, Dino Buzzati.
It depicts the king of a bear heading toward the human habitat to save his children that were captured by the hunters.

The director of the film is Lorenzo Mattotti, the top illustrator of the magazine illustrations, such as “The New Yorker”, “Cosmopolitan”, “Le Monde”, and the poster illustration for “Cannes Film Festival” and “Venice International Film Festival”, and the production is handled by Prima Linea Productions, where Takahata Isao is working as the artistic producer.
It has an important theme of accepting others in this multi-culture world, and had completely recreated the fantasy world setting overflowing with a humor from the original work. This work has fully made use of the charm of animation and had gotten a surprising score of 100 Tomato on America’s rating website “RottenTomato” as well as being known as the “Colorful Graphic Jewel with a Song”.

Also, this work was nominated in the Feature Films Competition of the “New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival” (To be held from November 5 to November 8) that is known for gathering the art animation works that were chosen strictly from local and overseas.
So, please check this festival for those fans that wished to watch it as fast as possible.

“The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily” will premiere onfrom January 14, 2022, on Musashino-kan Shibuya, Uplink Jouji, and other theatres.