French production, distribution and sales company Studiocanal has signed a long-term partnership deal with international 3D production and distribution powerhouse nWave Studios.

Under the exclusive deal, Studiocanal will join forces with nWave for the development, co-financing and distribution of nWave’s 3D films in France, the UK and Germany, and will have an equity stake in all of nWave’s upcoming feature productions.

Studiocanal will release nWave’s upcoming animated features in France under its own banner, in Germany under group subsidiary Kinowelt and in the UK via Optimum. Studiocanal will also handle international sales for those titles.