The much mooted Moshi Monsters movie will hit cinemas in the UK and Ireland on December 20th, 2013.
Universal Pictures International Entertainment will be the global distribution partner for the animation, including theatrical, home entertainment, digital and TV distribution.
Moshi Monsters The Movie is currently in production by Mind Candy in conjunction with Cornwall-based animation studio Spider Eye. It will take viewers all over the Moshi world from Main St to the peak of Sillimanjaro.
"We're excited to be partnering with Universal Pictures International Entertainment on distribution of the first ever Moshi Monsters movie," said Michael Acton Smith, CEO and creator of Moshi Monsters. "This is our first foray into movies and Universal bring the expertise needed to ensure the best possible success. We can't wait for Moshi to hit the big screen."
Darran Garnham, chief business development officer at Mind Candy, added: "This strategic global relationship with Universal will open up the Moshi Monsters brand, characters and rich world to new fans and markets around the world. We are all incredibly excited."
Eddie Cunningham, president of UPIE, continued: "As distribution partners, we are very excited about working with Mind Candy to bring the global phenomenon that is Moshi Monsters to the big screen through Universal Pictures UK and deliver a multi-platform multi-screen experience to children everywhere."