Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Another Live Action Director Dives Into Animation

From Deadline:

While Paul Feig made his first-look producing deal at Fox primarily to generate R-rated comedies like The Heat, that doesn’t mean he can’t work clean and for a family crowd. Feig has just been set to produce and oversee 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios’ Peanuts animated feature. ...

It’s the first animated feature for Feig, who started with the cult fave series Freaks And Geeks and has really hit his stride directing Bridesmaids and The Heat and next will helm for Fox Susan Cooper. ...

You notice how more live-action personnel are wading into the feature animation pond? Gore Verbinski got his feet wet with Rango, and Guillermo del Toro has been involved with animation for years. I don't believe the trend is going to slacken, since the animation business has gotten too big and too lucrative.


Site Meter