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‘Good Luck To You, Leo Grande’ & ‘Blazing Samurai’ Backer Align Joins GFM Animation ’10 Lives’ — EFM

EXCLUSIVE: Appropriate Just exact fortune To You, Leo Grande and Blazing Samurai backer Align has joined engrossing movie 10 Lives, which is being supplied on the upcoming digital EFM by GFM Animation.

The duo honest no longer too lengthy ago teamed on starry engrossing movie Blazing Samurai, which choices the voices of Ricky Gervais, Samuel L. Jackson, Michelle Yeoh and Mel Brooks, and which is ready to be released stateside by Paramount this summer. Align was most honest no longer too lengthy ago financier and producer on Sundance comedy Appropriate Just exact fortune To You, Leo Grande, which was picked up this week by Searchlight.

According to GFM, budget on 10 Lives comes in at $26M with transport scheduled for Q1, 2024.

Helmed by Chris Jenkins (Duck Duck Goose), working with Home of Cool (Spies in Cover) and L’Atelier Animation (Ballerina), the movie charts the narrative of a pampered and selfish cat who takes as a exact the lives he has been dealt, most productive to be miraculously granted a full new set up of lives, all in the hope that he’ll be taught to be a greater cat.

Distribution pre-gross sales maintain previously closed with Wildbunch for Germany, Selmer Media for Scandinavia, The Searchers for The Benelux, Vertice Cine for Spain, Ster-Kinekor for South Africa, ECS in Center East, Monolith in Poland, High Movie for CIS, Vertical in Jap Europe, Myndform for Iceland, Nos Lusomundo in Portugal, Blue Lantern in Vietnam, Upstream Media in Philippines and Crimson Cape for Israel.

GFM Animation and 10 Lives Productions received rights to the feature from main Chinese animation and VFX studio Fashioned Force, who live a key monetary associate in the movie and administration Chinese distribution rights.

The movie’s ingenious crew are working to a taking pictures script finished in collaboration with Jenkins and Penney Cox (Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs), animation consultant to GFM Animation.

Guy Collins and Sean Feeney are producing, alongside Yann Zenou of Quad, Valérie d’Auteuil and André Rouleau of Caramel Motion footage, Louis-Philippe Vermette of The Tickled Producers, Penney Finkelman Cox, and Adrian Politowski and Martin Metz of Align.

GFM Animation’s Head of Manufacturing, Sean Feeney, commented: “We’re very furious to be working all over over again with Align, who were a big relieve on Blazing Samurai. We’re additionally working with two of essentially the most productive studios in the animation house – Home of Cool in Toronto, sooner than L’Atelier Animation in Montreal delivery CG animation.”

Align’s SVP of production, Martin Metz, added: “All of us of a sudden fell in enjoy with the script and are furious to support Chris Jenkins bring this form of stress-free and heartfelt narrative to life. We’re extremely lucky to be working with such an experienced crew of creatives and producers who maintain all introduced so noteworthy to the table.”

Financial closing was overseen by Hannah Leader as attorney for 10 Lives Productions and GFM Animation, and Nessa McGill and Martin Metz for Align. Additional funding was secured through Mipa, Caramel and L’Atelier throughout the National Bank of Canada and native funding. Media Guarantors are acting as the completion guarantor on the movie.

LA, London and Brussels-essentially based Align has additionally helped originate motion footage including Blithe Spirit, Die In A Gunfight and the upcoming Kensuke’s Kingdom.

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