Brent Dawes and Sandcastle Studios’ charming new animated family adventure now available worldwide on VOD; watch Natasha Bedingfield perform end title song ‘Together in This.’
Sandcastle Studios’ Jungle Beat: The Movie, a charming family adventure made in collaboration with Sunrise Production, is now available worldwide on Amazon, GooglePlay and AppleTV. The film, which recently premiered at Annecy 2020 Online, is the latest work in the franchise that Sunrise began in 2003 with the award-winning 5-minute short, Jungle Beat, that now spans almost eight seasons and a spin off series (Munki and Trunk) that boast more than 3 million YouTube subscribers and over a billion channel views.
A true international effort, the 3D/CG animated movie was produced with a cast and crew from Indonesia, Mauritius and South Africa. Written and directed by Brent Dawes, Jungle Beat: The Movie tells the story of a homesick alien who crash-lands his spaceship near the colorful African Jungle. His new animal friends need to get him back to his ship and teach him about friendship and fun before his Space-Conqueror father can take over the planet.
Today also marks the release of Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield’s brand-new song, “Together in This,” the official end title track for the film. Written by Bedingfields’ longtime friend, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jonas Myrin, “Together in This” was inspired by the film’s themes of togetherness and friendship, as well as as the current state of the world today, reminding us that although we may be apart, we’re never alone.
In the video that accompanies the song, Bedingfield and Myrin are joined by people from all walks of life dancing to the same choreography in unison with the animated animals from the film. The music video also features special guests including Anastasia Radzinskaya (“Like Nastya”) who is the leading digital media creator for children with over 130 million YouTube subscribers across the globe, among others.
“As a mother, I love being a part of a movie that will captivate my son with its positive messages about unity and friendship that the whole family can appreciate,” says Bedingfield. “The song ‘Together in This’ came about after my friend and acclaimed songwriter, Jonas Myrin, called me about a track he wrote for Jungle Beat: The Movie with my voice in mind. When he told me what the song was about, I knew I wanted to be a part of the project. I feel so much joy singing a song that promotes togetherness during this challenging time. It really tapped into the joy that my son gives me, and I hope it brings joy to other families as well.”
“Together in This” is Bedingfield’s first release following her latest studio album, Roll With Me, which was produced by Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer Linda Perry and released via We Are Hear in 2019. Named one of VH1's "100 Greatest Women in Music," Bedingfield has sold over 10 million albums and has earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and multiple Brit Award nominations for Best British Female Artist. Her career also includes collaborations with icons like Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars and Sheryl Crow.
Source: Sunrise Productions