Scandinavian animation production company Happy Life and sister company ColorPop are producing an animated feature film based on the popular Norwegian character Captain Sabretooth. THE WORLD'S MOST CRUEL PIRATE is scheduled to premiere in Norway in December 2003. Happy Life will be responsible for animating Captain Sabretooth and his fellow pirates, and Stig Bergqvist of FilmTecknarna F. Animation, who recently directed the feature RUGRATS IN PARIS: THE MOVIE, has signed on to direct. The total budget of the feature is US$5.2 million. The Norwegian producer and rights holder is Seven Seas Productions, and the co-producers are TV2 Norway and SF Norway along with ColorPop. Norwegian Terje Formoe created Captain Sabretooth and since debuting in 1990 at the Kristiansand Zoo theater, he has become one of Norway's most beloved characters.
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