Banderas sets up animation house

Actor teams with Kandor

Antonio Banderas’ Spain-based production shingle Green Moon Producciones has teamed with Spanish animation studio Kandor Graphics to create a toon production house.

The still-unnamed company aims to make five animated features over the next 10 years.

The 50-50 joint venture kicks off with a pic already in production, “The Missing Lynx,” which is directed by Kandor partners Manuel Sicilia and Raul Garcia, a former animator for Pixar, Disney and DreamWorks.

“Lynx” also is produced by Enrique Posner’s YaYa! Films and Manuel Cristobal’s Perro Verde and sold internationally by the Spain-based 6 Sales at the American Film Market.

Pic turns on a gaggle of animals escaping from a mad millionaire’s new Noah’s Ark.

The production alliance reflects Banderas’ passion for animation, as well as his drive to support new or up-and-coming film talent in his native Andalusia.

Banderas’ Green Moon is based out of Malaga while Kandor is housed in the neighboring city of Granada.

“We’re delighted a company in Granada is making animation films for the international market,” said Antonio Meliveo, partner at Green Moon Producciones.

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