Newly-formed production company Gnosis Moving Pictures announced Tuesday that it will produce the animated feature The Quest in partnership with Will Vinton’s Vinton Entertainment.
Vinton, an Oscar winner for the 1974 animated short Closed Mondays, will direct a script he wrote with Andrew Weise and Peter Crabbe.
Mr. Vinton lost control of his Portland studio eleven years ago when investors pushed him out. (This business phenomena is sometimes known as the "Phil Roman effect:"
You found the studio. You expand the studio. You get more prosperous and you take the shares of your enterprise public. Then the stockholders get ticked off that you aren't making them more money (or any money at all) and throw your backside out the door.
But those are the breaks in Cartoonland. I'm just happy to see that Will Vinton is back in the game, creating again.