You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Duo get ‘Paws’ on toon pitch

Vanguard, Nash team on X-mas pic

Vanguard Animation and Nash Entertainment are taking a ruff look at Christmas.

U.K.-based animation studio has preemptively bought producer Bruce Nash’s pitch “Santa Paws,” about a stray dog that accidentally hitches a ride to the North Pole on Santa’s sleigh.

Project was bought by Margaret French Isaac, Vanguard’s executive VP of production and development, who set scribe Damian Dibben to pen the script.

Development is being funded with coin from Vanguard’s minority owner IDT Entertainment, which will have rights to distribute if the pic goes into production.

IDT is building its own distribution operation headed by former MGM vice chairman Chris McGurk (Daily Variety, April 5).

Isaac, Nash and Nash Entertainment partner Robert Kosberg will produce.

Project is one of about a dozen in development at Vanguard. Toon house is in production on “Space Chimps,” which Fox will distribute in 2008 via its deal with IDT.

More Film

  • Egyptian director A.B Shawky poses during

    'Yomeddine' Director A.B. Shawky to Receive Variety MENA Talent of the Year Award

    Vanguard Animation and Nash Entertainment are taking a ruff look at Christmas. U.K.-based animation studio has preemptively bought producer Bruce Nash’s pitch “Santa Paws,” about a stray dog that accidentally hitches a ride to the North Pole on Santa’s sleigh. Project was bought by Margaret French Isaac, Vanguard’s executive VP of production and development, who […]

  • 'Capernaum' Selected by Lebanon for Foreign-Language

    Nadine Labaki's 'Capernaum' Selected by Lebanon for Foreign-Language Oscar Race

    Vanguard Animation and Nash Entertainment are taking a ruff look at Christmas. U.K.-based animation studio has preemptively bought producer Bruce Nash’s pitch “Santa Paws,” about a stray dog that accidentally hitches a ride to the North Pole on Santa’s sleigh. Project was bought by Margaret French Isaac, Vanguard’s executive VP of production and development, who […]

  • San Sebastian: Watch New Directors’ ‘Neon

    Watch the Trailer for San Sebastian New Directors Feature ‘Neon Heart’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Vanguard Animation and Nash Entertainment are taking a ruff look at Christmas. U.K.-based animation studio has preemptively bought producer Bruce Nash’s pitch “Santa Paws,” about a stray dog that accidentally hitches a ride to the North Pole on Santa’s sleigh. Project was bought by Margaret French Isaac, Vanguard’s executive VP of production and development, who […]

  • 'King of Thieves' Review: True-Life Jewel

    Film Review: 'King of Thieves'

    Vanguard Animation and Nash Entertainment are taking a ruff look at Christmas. U.K.-based animation studio has preemptively bought producer Bruce Nash’s pitch “Santa Paws,” about a stray dog that accidentally hitches a ride to the North Pole on Santa’s sleigh. Project was bought by Margaret French Isaac, Vanguard’s executive VP of production and development, who […]

  • 'The Summer House' Review: Banal Bourgeois

    Venice Film Review: 'The Summer House'

    Vanguard Animation and Nash Entertainment are taking a ruff look at Christmas. U.K.-based animation studio has preemptively bought producer Bruce Nash’s pitch “Santa Paws,” about a stray dog that accidentally hitches a ride to the North Pole on Santa’s sleigh. Project was bought by Margaret French Isaac, Vanguard’s executive VP of production and development, who […]

  • Ken Jeong Starring in Australian Sci-Fi

    Ken Jeong to Star in Australian Sci-Fi Movie 'Occupation: Rainfall'

    Vanguard Animation and Nash Entertainment are taking a ruff look at Christmas. U.K.-based animation studio has preemptively bought producer Bruce Nash’s pitch “Santa Paws,” about a stray dog that accidentally hitches a ride to the North Pole on Santa’s sleigh. Project was bought by Margaret French Isaac, Vanguard’s executive VP of production and development, who […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content