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Animated Movie ‘The Extincts’ in the Works at Cirrina Studios

Cirrina Studios is moving into pre-production of its first animated feature film, “The Extincts” with plans for a 2019 release.

The project is based on British writer Veronica Cossanteli’s middle grade novel of the same name. “The Extincts” follows the adventures of a boy who goes to work on a farm hidden deep in the woods where he discovers a hidden cache of extinct and mythological creatures, one of which escapes and terrorizes the town in which he lives.

The novel is published by Chicken House/Scholastic in the U.K. and in the United States by Henry Holt.

David Lipman, a producer on “Shrek 2,” will write the screenplay and William “Bill” Joyce will direct. Lipman will also produce the film with Michael Siegel, who was an executive producer on “The Bfg”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and “Rise of the Guardians”.

Jane Startz and Barry Cunningham will executive
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Rise Of The Guardians Exclusive Clip

  • TheMovieBit
Rise Of The Guardians hits cinemas this Friday (Nov 30th) on this side of the pond and features some serious heavy hitters! From Santa Claus to the Easter Bunny, they’re all here. Paramount Pictures have provided us with this Exclusive clip which is rather brilliant (and we’re not just saying that either). Showcasing Santa’s sleigh launching procedure this is quite funny with a great line involving carrots!!!! Check it out below. Synopsis: Rise of the Guardians, formerly titled The Guardians of Childhood, is an upcoming 3D computer-animated epic adventure film which will be based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series. It will be produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures, and is set for release on November 21, 2012. The film stars Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law and Dakota Goyo. It is being directed by Peter Ramsey and co-directed by Joyce,
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New Rise of the Guardians trailer

  • TheMovieBit
I'm a sucker for animation, so I can't wait for Dreamworks' Rise Of The Guardian's. They have a good track record with entertaining, fun movies, such as Madagascar, Shrek, and Kung Fu Panda, and since the movie is basically The Avengers with Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, and other childhood characters, fun is one thing it is sure to deliver. Either way the kids will love it. Synopsis: Rise of the Guardians, formerly titled The Guardians of Childhood, is an upcoming 3D computer-animated epic adventure film which will be based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series. It will be produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures, and is set for release on November 21, 2012. The film stars Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law and Dakota Goyo. It is being directed by Peter Ramsey and co-directed by Joyce, the creator of
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First trailer for DreamWorks Animation's Rise of the Guardians

Along with the sure-to-be-successful summer offering Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, DreamWorks look like they could have a holiday hit on their hands later in the year with their next CG animated family adventure Rise of the Guardians. Based upon William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series and described as “a contemporary fairytale based on existing fairytale characters”, the film tells the story of loner Jack Frost, who joins an elite team of 'Guardians' that includes North (a.k.a. Santa), Bunnymund (a.k.a. the Easter Bunny), Tooth (a.k.a the Tooth Fairy) and Sandy (a.k.a. the Sandman) in order to protect the world's kids against the evil boogeyman Pitch.

Rise of the Guardians marks the feature film debut of director Peter Ramsey (Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space), with Joyce - whose credits include producing duties on Rolie Polie Olie, Robots
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Rise of the Guardians Trailer

  • TheMovieBit
Ok, before you continue, grab your kids. The younger ones especially, why? Because this will blow their little minds. Synopsis: Rise of the Guardians, formerly titled The Guardians of Childhood, is an upcoming 3D computer-animated epic adventure film which will be based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series. It will be produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures, and is set for release on November 21, 2012. The film stars Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law and Dakota Goyo. It is being directed by Peter Ramsey and co-directed by Joyce, the creator of Rolie Polie Olie and Disney's 2007 film Meet the Robinsons. The film is being described as "a contemporary fairytale based on existing fairytale characters". Released: November 21st USA / November 30th Ireland & UK
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A Beautiful First Trailer and Poster for Rise of the Guardians

  • HeyUGuys
Ever wanted to see Father Christmas and the Easter Bunny saving the planet, well now’s your chance as the first trailer for Rise of the Guardians debuts online. The movie previously had the title The Guardians of Childhood but has changed to Rise of the Guardians and as you’ll see from the trailer, it has some rather big named stars attached playing the lead roles and many seasonal stars fighting to save the kids!

Rise of the Guardians, formerly titled The Guardians of Childhood, is an upcoming 3D computer-animated epic adventure film which will be based on William Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhood book series. It will be produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures, and is set for release on November 21, 2012. The film stars Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law and Dakota Goyo. It is being directed by Peter Ramsey and co-directed by Joyce,
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Rise of the Guardians: Chris Pine and Hugh Jackman To Lend Their Voices To DreamWorks Animations’ Next Film

  • ScifiMafia
DreamWorks Animation has announced that their next 3D feature will be adapted from the William Joyce (Rolie Polie Olie, Meet the Robinsons) book entitled The Guardians of Childhood. The big-screen, animated adaptation will be titled Rise of the Guardians, and will star the voices of Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine and Isla Fisher.

David Lindsay-Abaire wrote the screenplay, which follows a group of heroic childhood legends, each with extraordinary abilities. When Pitch (Jude Law), an evil spirit akin to the boogeyman, lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Peter Ramsey will direct the film, which will be executive-produced by Guillermo del Toro and Michael Siegel.

Rise of the Guardians is slated to hit theaters on November 21st, 2012.
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Pine, Jackman, Law & Fisher Lend Voices to DreamWorks 3D Animated Film Rise Of The Guardians

Following the recent trend of fairytale re-imagining, DreamWorks Animation is moving forward with their latest project featuring modernized versions of Santa Claus, Jack Frost and the Boogeyman. Rise of the Guardians is an upcoming computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and scheduled for 3D theatrical release on November 12th, 2012. It is based on the forthcoming books by William Joyce, creator of Rolie Polie Olie and Meet the Robinsons. The story is described as a contemporary fairytale based on classic fairytale characters, including Jack Frost, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus. Variety is now reporting the main cast of characters, who go by the moniker The Guardians, have acquired their voice talent: Chris Pine is voicing Jack Frost -- a role originally given to...
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DreamWorks Adapting Upcoming Book Series The Guardians

Despite my incessant frustration regarding Hollywood's obsession with adapting established intellectual property and books, somtimes a decent enough idea comes along that makes me forget my woes. Such is the case with Variety's recent announcement of DreamWorks Animation's new project The Guardians (due out in 2012), an adaptation of an upcoming series of books written by author William Joyce (who wrote children's books like Rolie Polie Olie and George Shrinks) which focuses on an Avengers-like assembly of imaginary icons like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny who protect children from the forces of evil. The film will be adapted from the forthcoming series entitled The Guardians of Childhood which is set to be published in 2011 (a long ways out). The guardians themselves are made-up of childhood imaginary heroes including Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, the Man in the Moon, Jack Frost and many more. This isn't the first time Joyce's ...
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Who's imagining The Guardians?

DreamWorks Animation caught the screen rights to kids book writer William Joyce's upcoming new work The Guardians and is in the early stages of developing it as a film slated for release in November 2012. Now the studio has hired David Lindsay-Abaire to adapt Joyce's work for the screen, giving the project a little bit of oomph because the writer is a Pulitzer Price winner for his lyrics on Shrek the Musical.

The book won't be out until the year before the movie. Joyce, the creator of George Shrinks, Rolie Polie Olie and Meet the Robinsons, will also receive a co-direction credit under director Peter Ramsey, newly promoted after acting as the head of story development on Monsters vs. Aliens.

Joyce's Guardians include imaginary figures like Santa Clause and the Man in the Moon, and they act as heroes sworn to protect the world's children from bad guys. It sounds
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David Lindsay-Abaire to Adapt The Guardians

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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire will adapt DreamWorks Animation's The Guardians, an adaptation of the upcoming children's book series by William Joyce, according to Variety.

The Guardians will be directed by Peter Ramsey, and centers on a group of iconic figures sworn to protect children from the forces of evil. Their ranks include Santa Claus, Jack Frost, the Easter Bunny and the Man in the Moon. The books, a mix of text and illustrations, will be published in 2011 under the title "The Guardians of Childhood." Each book focuses on one of the Guardians. Joyce, the creator of "Rolie Polie Olie" and "Meet the Robinsons," will be co-director.

DreamWorks Animation has set a November 2, 2012, release.
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Jeffrey Katzenberg Unveils DreamWorks Animation's Slate

In a story from Variety, Jeffrey Katzenberg has unveiled DreamWroks Animation's slate through 2012. All of the projects will be in 3-D.

One of the highlights that Katzenberg talked about was the casting of Robert Downey Jr. and Tina Fey in Oobermind. Downey will be voicing a "supervillain" who needs something to do when he gets rid of his nemesis Metro Man. The script came to the studio via Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films. The film is slated to open on November 5, 2010.

It seems that the economics of animation mixed with the need for projects has made more animated productions a priority. "We now have three very successful franchises, but we also want to tell new stories. Now, in addition to one or two sequels a year, we'll have a new original as well," stated DreamWorks Animation co-president of production Bill Damaschke.

Damaschke said that in 2010 audiences will get Shrek Forever After as well as,
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Dis has 'Day' for new ani feature

Dis has 'Day' for new ani feature
Walt Disney Feature Animation, which is expected to reveal plans to close down its Orlando animation facility today, has announced a new animated film that will be produced at the company's Burbank studios. The computer-animated A Day With Wilbur Robinson is an adaptation of William Joyce's 1990 book, a comedy-adventure about a boy genius who creates a time machine. The Florida animation unit has produced three features -- Mulan, Lilo & Stitch and Brother Bear. Its closure has been expected ever since the studio shut down its most recent production, A Few Good Ghosts, in November. At the time, Disney denied speculation that it was shuttering its Orlando operations, saying it had not decided on future layoffs (HR 11/17). However, the Orlando Sentinel and the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that approximately 260 Orlando staffers will learn their fate today. Disney had no comment Sunday. A Day With Wilbur Robinson will be executive produced by Clark Spencer, whose credits include Lilo & Stitch, and will be produced by Disney animation veteran Dorothy McKim. Steve Anderson, who served as head of story on The Emperor's New Groove and Brother Bear, will direct. Animation will begin in June with a targeted 2006 release date. Joyce has previously been associated with Disney on the Emmy-winning Disney Channel series Rolie Polie Olie.

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