Gkids has acquired the North American distribution rights for the forthcoming animated French film Mune: Guardian of the Moon, which will be released theatrically early next year in a new English-language version.

Directed by Alexandre Heboyan and Benoît Philippon, the film takes places in a fantastical world where a young faun unexpectedly is entrusted with the monumental title of Guardian of the Moon. This news excites Necross, the nefarious ruler of the Underworld, a corrupted ex-guardian who decides to take advantage of Mune’s weakness and steal back the sun for himself. Now it is up to unlikely hero Mune and his friend Glim — a headstrong young girl with wax for skin — to save the sun and restore order to the world.

The pic, from the producers of the 2016 animated feature The Little Prince, won the Young People’s Jury Award at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival and Best Film at the Toyko Anime Awards. Co-producer Kinology sold the film.