OZ 3D: Animated Film to Go Into Production
Worldscreen.com is reporting that an adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be produced in stereoscopic CG under the tentatively titled OZ 3D.
Multi Media Entertainment's Michael Taylor and Drew craig will be producing the script written by Connor Pritchard, with a budget of $20 million and animation being handled by Starz Animation.
Taylor said, "Coming off the tremendous job that Starz Animation Toronto did on the hit CG animated feature film Gnomeo and Juliet, they were undeniably the place to go for world class production talent and experience to execute on such an internationally known and beloved property like OZ."
Jeff Young, Starz Animation's executive VP, added, "We're thrilled to now step into the producing role and maximize the strength of our studio on all levels." Young continued, "Creatively, the OZ3D project is hilarious, perfect for the modern audience and at the same time is respectful of the underlying material."
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