Jacob Tremblay, Christopher Lloyd, Kenan Thompson & Mel Brooks Join Ani Film

By Anita Busch on Dec 6, 2017 3:00 pm

Jacob Tremblay, Christopher Lloyd, Kenan Thompson and Mel Brooks have been cast as the voices in Lani Pixels’ untitled 3D animated feature that will mark the directorial debut of Kim Pagel, who also scripted the family story.

The film will follow Patrick and Susan as they attempt to rescue their grandfather, Mr. Campbell, from supernatural forces that have invaded his isolated island. Guided by Jack, a charming Irish rogue, the siblings end up on a dangerous journey filled with magic and mystery.

Thomas Pagel, who co-founded Lani Pixels with Kim Pagel, is producing the feature, with Jason Mirch co-producing. Verité Entertainment’s René Veilleux and Donald Roman Lopez are associate producing.

“It is an honor to be working with such a talented and dynamic cast on this project,” said Kim Pagel. “While this has been a passion project for many years, the themes of family unity and courage in the face of adversity are particularly important these days.”

Lani Pixels was founded by Kim Pagel and his son, Thomas, in 2000, initially, producing 3D animation for several of the largest companies in Denmark. The company developed and produced Spellbreaker, the first “4D” animated movie in Denmark, which premiered spring 2006 in Legoland parks around the world.

Tremblay starred in Room and is onscreen in Lionsgate’s Wonder. Upcoming is The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, alongside Kit Harrington, Jessica Chastain and Natalie Portman for eOne. He recently completed production on Shane Black’s The Predator.

Lloyd, of course, was beloved as “Doc” Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy and most recently was seen in Zach Braff’s Going in Style for Warner Bros.

Thompson is a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live and is in production on Dylan Brown’s Amusement Park alongside Mila Kunis, Jennifer Garner and Matthew Broderick for Paramount Pictures.

Brooks is Brooks (The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Silent Movie, High Anxiety and Robin Hood: Men in Tights). He is filming Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.

Tremblay and Thompson are repped by UTA, Lloyd by the Gersh Agency, Brooks by CAA and DPN, and Lani Pixels by attorney Michael E. Morales.

Original article: http://deadline.com/2017/12/jacob-tremblay-christopher-lloyd-kenan-thompson-mel-brooks-animated-film-lani-pixels-1202221555/

Hyde Park Imagenation appoints key creative duo


Hyde Park Imagenation has hired creative executives Jason Mirch and Yee Yeo Chang as the joint venture seeks to build a stable of commercially viable projects for the global market.

Mirch joined the company at the end of last year and will be based in the partnership’s Abu Dhabi office where he will spearhead the content division for Imagenation Abu Dhabi’s joint venture with Hyde Park Entertainment.

Chang will be based in Singapore and is responsible for managing operations of the recently formed Hyde Park Imagenation Singapore, as well as finding and developing projects in Asia.

Imagenation Abu Dhabi and Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment expanded on their existing partnership by setting up Hyde Park Imagenation Singapore in October 2009 and created a strategic alliance with Singapore’s Media Development Authority.

Mirch and Chang will work alongside Hyde Park International president Mimi Steinbauer, Hyde Park executive vice-president Patrick Aiello, and Imagenation Abu Dhabi COO Stefan Brunner.

“Our presence in Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Los Angeles reflects Hyde Park Imagenation’s overall strategy and commitment to the global film industry,” Brunner said. “Jason and Yee Yeo will work together with Hyde Park’s Los Angeles-based team to progress the company’s mandate of developing, financing and producing cross-cultural commercial films.”

“Jason and Yee Yeo have solid credentials and reputations in the international entertainment industry,” Amritraj said. “Their experience and background will be a tremendous asset to the company.”

Hyde Park Imagenation aims to create up to 20 features that will “open a window on Middle Eastern and Asian culture, enabling audiences around the world to look in and appreciate the region’s rich and increasingly dynamic heritage.”

Mirch previously worked as the co-head of feature and television development at Storyline Entertainment where he developed a slate of over 30 projects, including Damn Yankees (New Line), Golden Gate (Summit Entertainment), and Footloose (Paramount).

Prior to Hyde Park Imagenation Singapore, Chang worked at Killer Films as an associate producer on Motherhood starring Uma Thurman. Most recently he served as the executive producer on Lullaby For Pi, Benoit Philippon’s directorial debut starring Rupert Friend, Clemence Poesy and Forest Whitaker.

Original article: https://www.screendaily.com/hyde-park-imagenation-appoints-key-creative-duo/5012022.article

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