Peter Ramsay to Executive Produce Tailchaser’s Song
“Full Clip has long been a fan of animated movies and have been looking for the right project to start our venture into animated feature films following our foray into the world of graphic novels,” said Full Clip VP Luca Scalisi. “We are big fans of the book and the creative forces behind the project. We are excited to work alongside such accomplished producers and look forward to bringing this beloved book to the screen.”
Animetropolis previously announced IDA (International Digital Artists, the first Japanese studio ever nominated for a Visual Effects Society Award for animation) as production partner and lead animation unit for Tailchaser’s Song. “IDA adds their unique sense of Japanese creativity to the universal appeal of the novel, which will result in an extraordinary animated film for a worldwide audience,” said Alvarado-Dykstra and Inoue-Harte. Animetropolis partners Paul Alvarado-Dykstra and Samantha Inoue-Harte are producing with IDA’s Junya Okabe and EFG-Renascence Production’s partners Solomon J. LeFlore and Susan Gee, in association with Full Clip Productions and Fire Duck. Executive producers are Peter Ramsey and Full Clip’s Luca Scalisi. Co-executive producers are author Tad Williams and Full Clip’s Michael Schwarz. Co-producer is IDA’s Yasumasa Kutami, and associate producers are Fire Duck’s Chris Rydo and Bethany Rhoades, who co-wrote the screenplay adaptation.
Hailed “as fully realized as Watership Down” by Publishers Weekly and written by “the best author of epic fantasy not named Tolkien” according to The New Yorker, Tailchaser’s Song follows a young ginger tomcat named Fritti Tailchaser on a perilous quest to find his best friend, Hushpad, after she mysteriously vanishes. This imaginative fantasy adventure takes us through a wondrous world of whiskery heroes and villains, culminating in an epic battle against an evil cat god.