The film is set to be released in Australia and New Zealand, following sales in Mexico, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Italy, CIS & Baltics, Vietnam, Middle East, UK, and South Africa.

Currently celebrating its 19th year in business as a leading animation studio in Latin America and recognized as a global player in the animation industry specializing in children’s programming, Fernando De Fuentes Sainz, CEO, and José C. Garcia de Letona, COO, both founding partners of Ánima, announced today that the company’s animated feature film Cranston Academy: Monster Zone (85 mins.) will be released in Australia and New Zealand on April 7th.

This family adventure film, produced by De Fuentes Sainz and Garcia de Letona, has previously, though not announced, been sold to Mexico, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Italy, CIS & Baltics, Vietnam, Middle East, UK, and South Africa for theatrical release by Double Dutch International (DDI), a globally recognized sales and production company. Cranston Academy: Monster Zone stars the voices of Jamie Bell (Fantastic Four, Snowpiercer) and Ruby Rose (Batwoman, Orange is The New Black).

“The timing of this announcement could not be better as Cranston Academy: Monster Zone was just recently nominated for a Quirino Awards as one of the Best Ibero-American Animation Feature Films. I am confident this animated adventure will be loved in Australia and New Zealand, as it has around the world,” commented Garcia de Letona.

Cranston Academy: Monster Zone, is the story of Danny, a 15-year-old genius bullied for his intelligence and struggling to fit in at school and Liz, the daughter of a famous scientist whose legacy she strives to overcome and be considered a genius in her own right. When Danny is unexpectedly offered a scholarship to Cranston Academy a secret, prestigious boarding school where Liz is the number one student, a rivalry sparks.

In his quest to prove his intelligence, Danny inadvertently opens a portal to another dimension and unleashes a slew of monsters on the school. Liz must put their rivalry aside and help Danny together with a half-moth, half-man professor aptly nicknamed Mothman, to overcome the creatures of the 5th dimension and save the school.