You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Lions Gate in ‘Foodfight’

LGFE first feature to be toon title

Lions Gate Family Entertainment will co-finance Larry Kasanoff’s 3-D toon “Foodfight!”

Budgeted in the neighborhood of $60 million, pic will be the first theatrical feature released through LGFE. Until recently, the division was known as Lions Gate Family Home Entertainment and focused on direct-to-DVD product.

Lions Gate will handle the pic’s North American rights, with plans for a fall 2006 bow.

Now in production through Kasanoff’s Threshold Animation Studios, “Foodfight!” takes place in a supermarket that comes to life after hours.

Hilary and Haylie Duff are among those voicing the pic.

Movie includes promotion-friendly characters such as Mr. Clean, Charlie the Tuna and Twinkie the Kid.

Kasanoff directs from a screenplay by Brent Friedman, Rebecca Swanson and Sean Derek, based on a story by Kasanoff and Joshua Wexler. Kasanoff and George Johnsen are producing.

Exec producers are Lions Gate Films Releasing president Tom Ortenberg and Wexler, with Gregory Cascante and Daniel Suh serving as co-executive producers.

Lions Gate Family Entertainment exec VP Ken Katsumoto will oversee the film for the studio.

More Film

  • Amanda Fuller's Thriller 'Fashionista' Bought by

    Film News Roundup: Amanda Fuller's Thriller 'Fashionista' Bought by Freestyle

    Lions Gate Family Entertainment will co-finance Larry Kasanoff’s 3-D toon “Foodfight!” Budgeted in the neighborhood of $60 million, pic will be the first theatrical feature released through LGFE. Until recently, the division was known as Lions Gate Family Home Entertainment and focused on direct-to-DVD product. Lions Gate will handle the pic’s North American rights, with […]

  • Sundance 2018: Where Are the Masterpieces?

    Sundance 2018: Where Are the Masterpieces? Sorry, There Are None (Opinion)

    Lions Gate Family Entertainment will co-finance Larry Kasanoff’s 3-D toon “Foodfight!” Budgeted in the neighborhood of $60 million, pic will be the first theatrical feature released through LGFE. Until recently, the division was known as Lions Gate Family Home Entertainment and focused on direct-to-DVD product. Lions Gate will handle the pic’s North American rights, with […]

  • EDITORIAL USE ONLY / NO MERCHANDISINGMandatory

    Bradford Dillman, Star of 'Compulsion,' Dies at 87

    Lions Gate Family Entertainment will co-finance Larry Kasanoff’s 3-D toon “Foodfight!” Budgeted in the neighborhood of $60 million, pic will be the first theatrical feature released through LGFE. Until recently, the division was known as Lions Gate Family Home Entertainment and focused on direct-to-DVD product. Lions Gate will handle the pic’s North American rights, with […]

  • Duke Nukem

    John Cena in Talks to Star in 'Duke Nukem' Movie

    Lions Gate Family Entertainment will co-finance Larry Kasanoff’s 3-D toon “Foodfight!” Budgeted in the neighborhood of $60 million, pic will be the first theatrical feature released through LGFE. Until recently, the division was known as Lions Gate Family Home Entertainment and focused on direct-to-DVD product. Lions Gate will handle the pic’s North American rights, with […]

  • 'And Breathe Normally' Review: Sundance Film

    Sundance Film Review: 'And Breathe Normally'

    Lions Gate Family Entertainment will co-finance Larry Kasanoff’s 3-D toon “Foodfight!” Budgeted in the neighborhood of $60 million, pic will be the first theatrical feature released through LGFE. Until recently, the division was known as Lions Gate Family Home Entertainment and focused on direct-to-DVD product. Lions Gate will handle the pic’s North American rights, with […]

  • Baby Driver

    'Baby Driver,' 'Dunkirk,' 'Shape of Water' Lead Golden Reel Nominations for Sound

    Lions Gate Family Entertainment will co-finance Larry Kasanoff’s 3-D toon “Foodfight!” Budgeted in the neighborhood of $60 million, pic will be the first theatrical feature released through LGFE. Until recently, the division was known as Lions Gate Family Home Entertainment and focused on direct-to-DVD product. Lions Gate will handle the pic’s North American rights, with […]

  • The Guilty

    Sundance: Magnolia Buys 'The Guilty'

    Lions Gate Family Entertainment will co-finance Larry Kasanoff’s 3-D toon “Foodfight!” Budgeted in the neighborhood of $60 million, pic will be the first theatrical feature released through LGFE. Until recently, the division was known as Lions Gate Family Home Entertainment and focused on direct-to-DVD product. Lions Gate will handle the pic’s North American rights, with […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content