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ON Animation Studios, the banner behind the award-winning “The Little Prince,” is partnering with “Moana’s” head of animation, Hyrum Osmond, on “Little Nemo in Slumberland,” an animated feature based on Winsor McCay’s fantasy-adventure comic series.
Osmond will direct “Little Nemo in Slumberland,” which is budgeted in the $70 million range and centers on a young boy who journeys through the land of dreams. As with ON Animation’s other projects, such as “The Little Prince” and “The Playmobil Movie” (currently in production), “Little Nemo in Slumberland” is based on a high-profile franchise and will aim at reaching family audiences globally. “The Little Prince” won Cesar and BAFTA awards, was released in more than 120 countries and grossed $120 million worldwide.
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ON Animation is the production company of Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam. The pair, plus Alexis Vonarb and Emmanuel Jacomet, will produce “Little Nemo” between Paris and Montreal, where the company has offices.
Soumache described the “Little Nemo” comic series as a cross between “Alice in Wonderland” and “Hook,” and said it was ideal for present-day animation. “The strip is truly an unlimited source for astonishing adventures. McCay created a world made for CGI a century before the technology existed,” Soumache said. “It’s a passion project...
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