RGH Entertainment eyes more magic from “The Wizard of Oz” creator with new animated feature film inspired by L. Frank Baum’s “Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.”
LOS ANGELES – On the heels of its first feature film production, Postman Pat: The Movie, produced in partnership with DreamWorks Classics for release in cinemas worldwide, RGH Entertainment (a division of Rubicon Group Holding) has started production on Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, an animated feature film to be released in CG 3-D Stereoscopic.
RGH will be attending the Cannes Film Festival with worldwide rights to the film, which will be available for a global theatrical release for Christmas 2014.
The film is directed by Anthony Bell (Alpha and Omega, Rugrats, and the upcoming Norm of the North) from a screenplay written by Rob Edwards (The Princess and the Frog, Treasure Planet). RGH Entertainment’s Randa Ayoubi and David Corbett are serving as executive producers.
Inspired by the book authored by L. Frank Baum, the creator of The Wizard of Oz, Life and Adventures of Santa Claus tells the story of a young boy who overcomes the odds to become one of the most beloved characters the world has ever known.
“We are pleased to be bringing L. Frank Baum’s timeless tale into our growing portfolio of IPs for children and all family audiences,” said RGH CEO Randa Ayoubi. “Our production of Baum’s century-old book will reveal the little known story behind the myth of one of the most enchanting imaginary characters of all time”
“Our talented teams at RGH in Los Angeles, Manila, Dubai and Amman, Jordan are well on their way to crafting a highly entertaining film that will become a holiday tradition for many generations to come,” adds David Corbett, RGH Executive Director North America.
Source: RGH Entertainment
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.