Warner Bros. Movement Image Group Indicators First-Look Take care of Locksmith Animation

Warner Bros. Movement Image Group has signed a first-look take care of Locksmith Animation to develop and produce animated options, as introduced by Mike De Luca and Pamela Abdy, Co-Chairs and CEOs of Warner Bros. Movement Image Group, Invoice Damaschke, new President of Warner Bros. Footage Animation, and Natalie Fischer, CEO of Locksmith Animation.

Underneath the phrases of the pact, the Locksmith group – led by Julie Lockhart, Founder & President of Manufacturing, and Mary Coleman, Chief Inventive Officer – will work carefully with Damaschke and his group at WBPA to advance a recent, progressive method to Warner Bros.’ globally beloved legacy IP whereas additionally growing and producing authentic options, starting with Dangerous Fairies and The Lunar Chronicles.

“Animation is deeply ingrained in Warner Bros.’ inventive DNA, so we’re actually excited to dive in with the group at Locksmith, who carry a recent sensibility and aesthetic to this seminal artwork type,” mentioned De Luca and Abdy.

Damaschke added, “The artists and storytellers at Locksmith Animation are among the many most impressed and ingenious within the business. I’m trying ahead to working with them on an array of tasks – starting with Dangerous Fairies and The Lunar Chronicles – and drawing on the unparalleled assets right here at Warner Bros., in addition to authentic tales dreamed up by their exceptional inventive group.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the visionary group at Warner Bros. to create franchises that may entertain and transfer household audiences worldwide,” mentioned Fischer. “With a celebrated historical past in animation and a dedication to the theatrical expertise, Warner Bros. is the proper dwelling for us.”

The primary of Locksmith’s properties being developed below the brand new deal, Dangerous Fairies, is a subversive musical comedy set in modern London, specializing in a badass gang of fairies who break each rule within the e book. Deborah Frances-White, creator and host of fashionable podcast The Responsible Feminist, will pen the screenplay. Megan Nicole Dong (Centaurworld) is connected to direct.

The second venture, The Lunar Chronicles, a sci-fi twist on Grimms’ Fairy Tales, is predicated on Marissa Meyer’s best-selling novels. The movie facilities on 4 younger girls who launch a revolt in opposition to the tyrannical Queen of the moon and soar by means of the celebs whereas combating to take cost of their very own destinies. Kalen Egan & Travis Sentell, writers on the Amazon collection Electrical Goals, are connected to put in writing, with Noëlle Raffaele (DC Superhero Ladies, The Lego Ninjago Film, The Marvels) set to direct.

Locksmith Animation is an unbiased producer of high-quality animated options and collection. Primarily based in London and L.A., Locksmith is a world firm that brings collectively a group of skilled business leaders and world-class inventive expertise in a filmmaker-led studio.

Locksmith Animation’s first function movie, Ron’s Gone Flawed, was launched theatrically and on Disney+ to important acclaim in 2021. Locksmith is at present in manufacturing on its second function movie, That Christmas, written by Richard Curtis (Love, Truly, 4 Weddings And A Funeral), to be launched on Netflix. Locksmith Animation is a part of the SISTER group of firms, based by Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider, and Jane Featherstone.

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