Last year’s hit Pakistani animated flick, The Donkey King, has made many records locally but the film is soon going to set another benchmark by going international in multiple local languages, Korean being the first one.
The Donkey King is dubbed in the local language and will be released in South Korea on the 28th August. According to a press release issued by the makers of the film, this will be the first ever Pakistani animated film to be released theatrically on a large scale in South Korea alongside a slate of other international animated films including Angry Birds 2 and Wonder Park.
The director of film, Aziz Jindani, has stated in a press release that “this is a huge achievement for us as a nation that a Pakistani film has reached such high levels of popularity and is now reaching newer audiences.”
“We will however not stop just with the release in South Korea; we are trying to unlock other international markets too and further updates on this front will be shared soon. This is a huge stepping stone for the Pakistani film industry as it is creating new benchmarks internationally, giving us much more exposure than we ever had before,” he added.
The Donkey King is an animated comedy film that was released in Pakistan in October, 2018 and features the voices of Jan Rambo, Ismail Tara, Hina Dilpazeer, Ghulam Mohiuddin and Jawed Sheikh.