U, Amblin firm ride at ‘Carnival’

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have bought the rights to the musical “Carnival” with plans to turn it into an animated feature, the studio confirmed (Daily Variety, June 3).

The film rights were acquired from Meyer Ackerman and Julian Schlossberg, who will exec produce.

Amblin has also acquired the entire musical score, written by Bob Merrill, and the hit song from the film “Lili,” titled “Hi Lili, Hi Lo”– written by Bronislau Kaper and Helen Deutsch. At this point, it’s not known how much of the score will be used in the animated film, according to an Amblin spokesman.

Arthur Manson originally brought the idea for an animated “Carnival” to Steven Spielberg.

The Broadway version, based on the 1953 film “Lili,” opened in 1961.

The animated version will be produced by Amblimation, the studio established by Universal Pictures. Spielberg will produce.

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