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Tatania Maslany and Mena Massoud Lead ‘Butterfly Tale’ Film Cast

The ‘She-Hulk’ and ‘Aladdin’ actors join Pink Parrot Media’s upcoming 3D animated feature, a story about a resourceful teen butterfly who can’t fly, set to hit theaters in Fall 2023.

Montreal-Madrid-based Pink Parrot Media revealed the voice cast for its 3D animated feature Butterfly Tale at this year’s American Film Market (AFM) with Tatania Maslany as Jennifer (She-Hulk, Trollhunters, Rise of the Titans, Bite Size Halloween) and Mena Massoud as Patrick (Aladdin, Aladdin 2, The Royal Treatment) leading the voice talent. The film’s theatrical release is scheduled for Fall 2023.

Directed by Sophie Roy, the animated feature film follows Patrick, a gutsy and resourceful teen butterfly who cannot fly – but won’t let that keep him down! It is a tale of adventure, self-realization, and heroism told with humor. Its message is that our differences are less important than the bonds we share, and it is in adversity that our true character shines through.

“We have been eagerly looking for just the right voices to portray these two wonderful characters,” said Tania Pinto Da Cunha, VP/Partner at Pink Parrot Media. “Tatiana and Mena have an enormous amount of talent, as seen in their acting credits. We are so lucky to have these two actors as part of our feature. Together, the two of them are going to bring Patrick and Jennifer to life, ready to share the adventures we have set forth in Butterfly Tale.”

Produced by Marie-Claude Beauchamp for Carpediem Film and TV (Snowtime, Racetime), and Emely Christians for Ulysses Films (Amazing Maurice, Ooops! Noah Is Gone), Butterfly Tale has been pre-sold to Canada (Vortex, Maison 4:3); CIS (Top Films); France (Wildbunch); Former Yugoslavia (Blitz); Germany (Wildbunch); Middle East (Front Row); Spain (Flins & Piniculas); and Poland & Romania (Monolith).

Christians and Beauchamp added jointly, “We are very happy to be producing this fantastic film full of excitement, heart, and fun and that we are now able to roll out with announcements about this amazing cast! Tatiana and Mena will inspire the success of our butterflies and carry them into the world.”

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Tatiana and Mena on board to voice these characters,” shared Roy. “I’ve been following Tatiana’s career for years. She’s an exciting actress with unbelievable range, second to none. She is the perfect person to play Jennifer. Finding an actor to play Patrick whose character is resilient, naive, fearless, and optimistic, was no easy task. Mena has all these qualities and more. I can’t wait to go into the recording studio with these two talented actors!”

Canadian stand-up comedian Heidi Foss serves as author and writer; Lienne Sawatsky (Wishfart, Sidekick, Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5, Kid Cosmis) serves as screenwriter.

Butterfly Tale was recently awarded the animation screenplay award from the International Animation Film Festival Stuttgart (IFTS).

Source: Pink Parrot Media

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.