In 2012, Garrett Fredrickson via his production company LIVE Entertainment acquired the English-language rights to Leafie, A Hen into the Wild, with plans for an English-language theatrical release in 2013. Sunmin Park assisted him in directing the dub while Frank Marshall, Jamie Simone, Oh-Sung Yoon and J. Ethan Park produced the dub and David Freedman wrote the English screenplay. The cast included several recognizable actors including Michelle Pfeiffer, Andy Daly, Susan Sarandon, John Lithgow, Nicolas Cage and Mark Hamill.

Some minor changes were done to the film with Oh-Sung Yoon's approval, such as the inclusion of some new music cues done by John Debney in tandem with Lee Ji-Soo's score and some minor scenes being deleted. Warner Bros. Pictures released the film in the U.S. and Canada on August 2, 2013, opening at a wide release of 957 theaters in America, which is by far the widest release for a South Korean animated film ever in the U.S. The film grossed $191.3 million at the box office in the United States and also recieved positive reviews from critics.

Voice Cast

  • Michelle Pfeiffer as Leafie
  • Johnny Yong Bosch as Greenie
    • E.G. Daily as young Greenie
  • Andy Daly as Mr. Otter
  • Susan Sarandon as One-Eye
  • Matt Lanter as Wanderer
  • Nicolas Cage as The Farmer
  • John Lithgow as Rooster
  • Grey DeLisle as Chirpie
  • Diedrich Bader as Red Hair
  • Jamie Simone as Bully and Wood Duck Father
  • Jason Marsden as Blade
  • Mark Hamill as Flock Leader
  • James Arnold Taylor as Bat
  • Fred Tatasciore as Owl
  • David Lander, Jess Harnell, Tom Kenny and Corey Burton as Dol, Mee, Rae and Toe
  • Jess Harnell as The Dog
  • Sierra Irwin and Tress MacNeille as The Hens
  • Rob Rackstraw as Race Announcer
  • Tara Strong as Wanderer's Mate and Duck Girl
  • Bridget Hoffman as Wood Duck Mother and Duck in Crowd
  • E.G. Daily and Grey DeLisle as Wood Duck Children
  • Stephanie Sheh as Ibis Twins
  • Corey Burton as Blue Bird
  • Sierra Irwin as Stork

Home Media

Warner Home Video released Leafie, A Hen into the Wild on Digital HD on December 17, 2013 and on DVD and Blu-Ray on January 7, 2014. Because of licensing problems, the Korean-language version of the film was not included on either release, to the disdain of some fans.

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