The highest grossing Pakistani animated film, The Donkey King, is getting a wide theatrical release in Spain and Catalonia on October 4th. Directed by Aziz Jindani, the film also saw success recently in Korea.
After reigning supreme in Pakistani cinemas last year, the movie managed to rake in Rs. 24.75 crores in 25 weeks, and has since went on to release internationally and see the same level of success. It is now also the first Pakistani film ever to release in Spain, that too in three different dubbed versions in Spain and Catalonia; Spanish, Catalan, and Basque, under three different titles; El Rey Burro, El Rei Ruc, and Asto Erregea.
Premiering on October 4th, the movie will be seen on more than 50 screens across all key cities in Spain and Catalonia, including, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Sevilla and Malaga etc. â€œWe are ecstatic that Donkey King has found resonance with global cine distributors. It is proof that a good story, grounded in universal insight, has the ability to transcend boundaries and geographical barriers. We are not done yet though,” said Aziz Jindani, the mastermind behind the super hit animated series.
The Donkey King was first released in Pakistan in October, 2018, under the banner of Geo Films and Talisman Studios.Â The film features the voices of Jan Rambo, Ismail Tara, Hina Dilpazeer, Ghulam Mohiuddin and Jawed Sheikh.