‘Sharknado’ Producer the Asylum Launches Animation Division

Izzie's Way Home
Courtesy of the Asylum

The Asylum, the production company for the “Sharknado” franchise and Syfy’s “Z Nation,” is launching a new animation division with “Izzie’s Way Home,” starring Tori Spelling and Joey Fatone.

“I think it’s a very natural progression,” said CEO David Rimawi. “Our in-house VFX department is used for creating many, many sharks and robots for our live-action films, so animating creatures for a film like this just makes sense.”

“Izzie’s Way Home” centers on a picked-on aquarium fish who escapes her yacht home, unaware of the dangers that await in the open ocean. With the help of other misfits, she learns how to brave the perils of the sea and how to be true to herself.

“We are extremely excited to be a part of what is going to be a quantum leap in terms of animation production,” said technical director Ron Thornton. “‘Izzie’s Way Home’ is a really fun project that has attracted a great team of young artists and technicians from all across the U.S. We are totally re-designing how to make an animated movie at not only the artistic and technical level, but also to create a whole new production methodology.”

“Izzie’s Way Home” is set for a May release domestically on DVD as part of the Asylum’s partnership with Cinedigm.

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  1. Ron Thornton says:

    Well “Frank” I’ve never not been paid, nor has any of my crew, nor have any vendors for this show. The Asylum are ASKED to make the movies they make by distributors and sales people… They NEVER make a movie on spec. ALSO I don’t believe you ever worked for them as they are some of the nicest guys I’ve ever worked with in the industry… You are a troll..

    • Frank says:

      The truth hurts doesn’t it “Ron.” And you are so full of crap! Everyone in this business knows that they are the absolute WORST company to work for. But, I’m sure that no one else would hire you except for them.

      • Ron Thornton says:

        Well “Frank” at least I don’t hide behind a pseudonym. Please name who didn’t pay you and why? Maybe a few facts and not Troll H8ting? Who specifically is “Absolute Slime” And whats your real name? You are probably too afraid to say that.

        Thought so.. :P

      • Ron Thornton says:

        Well “Frank” at least I don’t hide behind a pseudonym. Please name who didn’t pay you and why? Maybe a few facts and not Troll H8ting? Who specifically is “Absolute Slime” And whats your real name? You are probably too afraid to say that.

  2. Frank says:

    The Asylum. A “film production company” known for three things: 1) Treating their crews like slaves, and paying them horribly. 2) Ripping off their vendors, and not paying their bills. 3) Making the most terrible movies in the history of independent films, and destroying the low-budget independent film market by flooding it with their garbage product.

    This is a company run by people who give the movie industry a bad name. They are absolute slime. I can say this because I once made the mistake of working for them.

  3. Phedre31 says:

    Does Disney know….remember a little movie called “Finding Nemo?”

  4. John Miller says:

    So, animated movies that are just as awful as their live action ones? Nice.

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