Dan Creteur to helm 3D animated fairytale
Cinderella 3D,” now in post, and “The True Story of Puss ‘n Boots,” released in France in 2009. “Baba Yaga” will be presented at concept stage during the 13th Cartoon Movie event in Lyon, France, which runs March 2-4. Budgeted at Euros 9 million ($12.4 million), toon mainly targets 8 to 12 year olds. Herold is negotiating with Nexus Factory, the Belgian outfit that co-produced “Cinderella 3D,” to board “Baba Yaga,” and is seeking other co-producers, probably East European, given the toon’s source material. “We raised an important part of the (‘Cinderella’) budget through foreign sales, so we’re now increasingly focusing on developing features for the international marketplace,” Herold said. “Baba Yaga’s” artistic team includes 3D animation director Fabrice Delapierre (“Cinderella 3D,” “Igor”) and CG supervisor Ali Hamdan (“The Lorax”).
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