Search form

Lotus Entertainment Unveils First Trailer for ‘Mosley’

With a voice cast featuring Rhys Darby, John Rhys Davies, Temuera Morrison and Lucy Lawless, New Zealand-China co-production is directed by Kirby Atkins and produced by Daniel Story.

Lotus Entertainment has unveiled the first teaser for Mosley, the animated family feature from Huhu Studios in New Zealand and China Film Animation, Variety reports.

The CG-animated feature marks the first co-production between the two countries. Mosley is helmed by first-time director Kirby Atkins, who previously worked on the animation for Steven Spielberg’s The BFG and Sony’s The Smurfs 2.

Mosley follows the eponymous hero and his family of four-legged “Thoriphants,” intelligent creatures with the ability to speak like humans but that have been cursed to live a life of servitude. In an attempt to free his family, Mosley embarks on a perilous journey to find the mythical land of Kinesareth.

The voice cast for Mosley includes Rhys Darby (Trolls), John Rhys Davies (Lord of the Rings), Temuera Morrison (Aquaman) and Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess).

Lotus Entertainment, which is representing Mosley in international markets, will be premiering the film at the European Film Market in Berlin on February 7. Pre-sales have already been confirmed in Australia/New Zealand (Rialto), C.I.S. (Top Film Distribution), China (China Film Group), Czech Republic/Slovakia (Fenix Distribution), Bulgaria, Ex-Yugoslavia and Romania (Programs 4 Media Limited), Israel (Five Stars), Middle East (Eagle Films), Portugal (Nos Lusomundo), South Africa (Filmfinity) and Vietnam (Ram Indo).

Mosley is produced by Daniel Story, Trevor Yaxley and Bill Boyce for Huhu Studios, Peikang La for China Film Co., and Huang Jun for China Film Animation, with Tony Bancroft (Mulan) executive producing, and Jack Sheehan and Jeremie Guiraud executive producing for Lotus Entertainment.

Check out the new teaser-trailer in the player below, and learn more about the making of the film here:

Jennifer Wolfe's picture

Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.