India’s Symbiosys to Co-Produce, Co-Animate Gullane’s ‘Noah’s Ark’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 9/19/2019 | Jamie Lang
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“Noah’s Ark – A Musical Adventure,” Brazil’s most ambitious animated feature ever, just got a bit bigger with the announcement that producers Fabiano Gullane’s Gullane, Walter Salles’ Videofilmes and Felipe Sabino and Daniel Greco’s NIP will be joined by leading Indian animation studio Symbiosys Technologies as co-producers and co-animators.

The partnership marks the first occasion that Brazil and India have paired on a 3D animated feature.

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The deal was brokered by Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group, the film’s international sales agent.

Launched on the international market last year after first being announced at Ventana Sur 2017, “Noah’s Ark” had already secured robust pre-sales by June’s Annecy Festival, and now has deals in place with more than 20 international distributors.

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Domestic distribution in Brazil will be handled by Imagem Films, one of the country’s – and indeed Latin America’s – top independent movie distributors, another sign of the perceived market potential of the film.

Sérgio Machado, a long-time Salles collaborator, directs the musical feature, which features songs from classic Brazilian Bossa Nova pioneers Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim throughout.

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In the film, two free-thinking male mice, Vini and Tito, hatch a plan to both get on to Noah’s ark, which has reserved spots for only one male and one female of each species. After some quick thinking, Vini, in an homage to “Some Like it Hot,”...
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