The Donkey King: first Pakistani film to release in Spain

The Donkey King, the highest grossing Pakistani animated movie to date, is about to get a wide theatrical release in Spain and Catalonia this month. The film was also screened recently in Korea. After being a big hit in Pakistani cinemas last year, the movie managed to rake in Rs 24.75 crores in 25 weeks and since then went on to release internationally with the same level of success. Directed by Aziz Jindani, it is also the first Pakistani film ever to release in Spain, 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. “We 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 man behind the animated series. The film featured the voices of Ghulam Mohiuddin, Ismail Tara, Jan Rambo, Hina Dilpazeer and Jawed Sheikh and was released under the banner of Geo Films and Talisman Studios. The movie will premiere on October 4th and will be screening on more than 50 screens across all key cities in Spain and Catalonia, including, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville and Malaga etc.