'Ron's Gone Wrong' first title to emerge from London studio.
The film is the first title to emerge from the new co-production deal between the Hollywood studio and the U.K. animation startup.The first fruits of 20th Century Fox's new long-term co-production and development deal with new U.K. CG animation studio Locksmith Animation, unveiled last month, have been revealed.
Ron's Gone Wrong, which is being co-directed by Alessandro Carloni (Kung Fu Panda 3) and Pixar Story vet J.P. Vine (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur), is set for a Nov. 6, 2020, release. It will be produced at Locksmith's major new London facilities, which are due to open in the coming weeks, with partner Double Negative providing digital production.
Set in a world where walking, talking, digitally connected bots have become children's best friends, Ron's Gone Wrong tells the story of an 11-year-old boy who finds that his robot buddy doesn't quite work.
The Hollywood Reporter 10/12/2017 by Alex Ritman
With companies filled with creative individuals bringing fantastic visions to life, breath-taking locations, and new innovations in technology that make working across continents as simple as working across the street, US projects are seeing increasing benefits from turning to the UK to realise their creative ambitions.
Twentieth Century Fox Film recently announcing that they have entered into a multi-year production partnership with Locksmith Animation. Founded by Sarah Smith and Julie Lockhart, the UK’s first dedicated high-end CG feature animation company will be collaborating with Fox to produce a new animated film in the UK every year. The deal is a reflection of the UK’s role as part of the American Film Industry’s future, as well as its present.
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