Based on the popular French novel La Mécanique du Cœur, the film will also be released simultaneously day-and-date on VOD. The French CG production, directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla and produced by Virginie Besson-Silla, EuropaCorp, boasts a English language voice cast that includes Orlando Seale (Pride and Prejudice), Samantha Barks (Les Misérables), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Stéphane Cornicard (Saving Private Ryan) and Richard Ridings (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
„Edinburgh, 1874. On the coldest day in the history of the world, little Jack is born with his heart frozen solid. Wasting no time, midwife Madeleine takes action and saves his life by inserting a cuckoo-clock in place of his icy heart. And now Jack will live…as long as he observes three golden rules:
He must never touch the hands of the clock.
He must master his anger.
He must never, ever fall in love.
But fall in love he does, to a bespectacled young street performer, Miss Acacia, with a soul-stirring voice. Now begins a journey of escape and pursuit, from Edinburgh to Paris to Miss Acacia’s home in Andalusia. Based on the novel by Mathias Malzieu, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is a fantastical, wildly inventive tale of love and heartbreak — by turns poignant and funny — in which Jack finally learns the great joys, and ultimately the greater costs, of owning a fully formed heart”