Now in production, “Gulliver Returns” is supervised by animation director Tony Bonilla (“Ralph Breaks the Internet,” “Moana,” “Zootopia”). The English-language film, with a budget in the $10-25 million range, is being directed by Ilya Maksimov, and written by Emmy-nominated Michael Ryan (“All Hail King Julien,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”).
“This ‘Gulliver Returns’ isn’t just an adaptation of Jonathan Swift’s iconic literary work, but a very modern look at a classical story, created in the best tradition of animation cinema,” said Maksimov. Production is taking place in Ukraine, through Animation Studio 95 and will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020.
All Rights is also selling Chinese directors Amp Wong and Zhao Ji’s fantasy animation film “White Snake,” which was recently pre-selected for Oscar consideration. “White Snake” opens in limited release this month in the U.S.