This film was just shown off the other day as part of the Tokyo Film Festival and will have quite a bit of big names including Sonic the Hedgehog character designer Naoto Ohshima, who is obviously going to design the film’s characters along side Takao Noguchi (Dreamworks/Sony Pictures veteran). The film will be directed by John A. Davis (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Ant Bully) and written by J. David and David N. Weiss (Shrek 2, The Smurfs)
Chuck Williams is being brought into production of the film, Chuck has a long history with Pixar and Disney Animation working on projects such as Brother Bear and Beauty and the Beast. He had this to say:
“Anime characters have worked so well around the world. We felt it would help lend the film a unique feel to develop the characters with bright-colors and an anime style.”
The film will primary be aimed at English speaking audiences world wide and the studios have suggested that the Chinese release will get slightly special Mandarin version. Would have been pretty cool to get Naoto Oshima involved in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, but this project might be cool too.
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