Snoot Entertainment has come on board Don Hertzfeldt’s script for “Antarctica,” an animated adventure which explores the world’s coldest continent, a day before his latest film premieres at Sundance.
Hertzfeldt will direct and Snoot’s Keith Calder and Jessica Calder will produce along with Hertzfeldt. Hertzfeldt’s manager Jeremy Platt will exec produce and Snoot’s Roxanne Benjamin will co-produce.
Hertzfeldt will premiere his new short film “World of Tomorrow” during Thursday’s opening night of the Sundance Film Festival. It’s his seventh short film in competition at the festival.
He was nominated for an Academy Award for “Rejected.” His film “Everything Will Be OK” won the 2007 Sundance Film Festival Jury Award in Short Filmmaking.
“After twenty years of animating alone, this will also mark the first time I’ll have the opportunity to work with a talented team of animators, and I’m looking forward to being able to walk into a room of hard-working artists every day and telling them that everything they’re doing is wrong,” said Hertzfeldt.
Hertzfeldt single-handedly animated “It’s Such a Beautiful Day” and the couch gag for the launch of “The Simpsons” 26th season.
Snoot produced “You’re Next,” “The Guest” and Charlie Kaufman’s upcoming animated film “Anomalis.”