Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Weinsteins Wheel and Deal (Again)

As we said earlier: the Weinstein brothers are getting back into animation.

The Weinstein Company has picked up all U.S. rights to the upcoming animated film Ballerina, starring Elle Fanning, Maggie Ziegler and Carly Rae Jepsen. Directed by Eric Summer and Eric Warin, the historical drama is set in 1884 Paris and follows FĂ©licie Milliner (Fanning), an orphaned girl with no money but one big, passionate dream: to become a dancer. ...

Currently in production in Montreal, it’s written by Carole Noble and Laurent Zeitoun. Ballerina and is being produced by Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, and Zeitoun of Quad Productions, Main Journey, and Andre Rouleau and Valerie D’Auteuil of Caramel Film. ...

Several days ago the trade press reported that TWC was picking up the Chinese animated feature The Little Door Gods for release in markets outside China. That picture will be renamed The Guardian Brothers.

So it looks like The Weinstein Company is serious about diving back into animated features head first. But for right now, they are acquiring and reworking titles rather than creating cartoons from the ground up.


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