Meryl Streep, Mel Brooks, Nicole Kidman, Zendaya Voicing Animated Film ‘Guardian Brothers’

Meryl Streep, Mel Brooks, Nicole Kidman and Zendaya are on board to voice characters in the animated film “The Guardian Brothers.”

The Weinstein Company has bought worldwide rights, except for China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, and will launch sales at the Cannes Film Festival.

The movie was released previously in China by Alibaba Pictures under the title “The Little Door Gods.” Streep will play the film’s storyteller.

Gary Wang directed “The Little Door,” produced by Zhou Yu and Light Chaser Animation Studios. TWC noted that it recently bought international distribution rights for “The Nut Job 2,” which it will also be selling at Cannes.

“I’ve loved working with our Beijing partners Light Chaser Animation,” said TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein. “Everyone who knows me, knows I’m determined to build our animation division for film and television. This is going to be a huge area for our company and ‘The Guardian Brothers’ is just the beginning of our plan to bring the caliber of film associated with TWC to animation.”

Wang said, “We are thrilled that Harvey and the Weinstein team share our enthusiasm for this very Chinese film. It has been amazing working with them. I feel that our story has found a perfect home, and hope that the families around the world will enjoy the film.”

“The Guardian Brothers” follows a Chinese family in danger of losing its wonton soup shop that’s been left in the hands of a little girl named Raindrop (Zendaya) and her mother (Kidman). When two retired members of the Guardians of the Spirit World — who have watched over humans on Earth for centuries — find out about the problems, they spring into action.

The deal for the project was negotiated by Michael Lappin, Michal Steinberg and Talia Houminer for TWC, with Zhou Yu and Gary Wang on behalf of Light Chaser Animation Studios.

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