“Spycies” is a Sino-French co-production – a rarity as far as animated films are concerned – and the first animated film that iQIYI has co-produced with foreign filmmakers. It is financed mostly by iQIYI and involves three other Chinese production companies: Beijing’s Tianrui Paiming Culture Media, Zhuizong Media and Lux Populi. French animation director Guillaume Ivernel is on board as the director, and is supported by a team of creatives in France.
The family-oriented feature is about the adventures of a disgraced secret agent cat tasked with protecting a top secret cargo. It got a showing at the Annecy Goes to Cannes works in progress session last May.
International sales are handled by Jl Vision. The film has been licensed to Toho for Japan,