Wed Wabbit, written by Lissa Evans
Wed Wabbit, written by Lissa Evans, follows a ten-year-old girl, Fidge, who lives with her dippy mother and four-year-old sister Minnie and is obsessed her furry red toy rabbit and a book about multi-colored creatures known as Wimbley Woos.
The film is being eyed as a hybrid live-action and animation. It is the latest Evans’ book to be developed as a feature film after her book Their Finest Hour and a Half, about a group of Soho-based advertising execs during WWII, was turned into BBC Films’ Their Finest' starring Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy.
The film may be produced in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Film after the U.S. studio struck a deal with the UK firm last year. If so, it would be Locksmith’s second animated feature under the multi-picture deal with Fox after the two set up Ron’s Gone Wrong with co-directors Alessandro Carloni (Kung Fu Panda 3) and Pixar Story vet J.P. Vine (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur). Locksmith and Fox are expected to release one animated film every year / 18 months with the UK based studio developing and producing projects with Double Negative providing digital production and Fox releasing.
by Peter WhiteJanuary 29, 2018 - Deadline
'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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