Ozi: Voice of the Forest, the star-studded animated characteristic produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, has been picked up by Signature Leisure for the U.Okay. and Eire
The movie, produced by GCI Movie and Appian Approach, options the vocal skills of Laura Dern (Marriage Story), Amandla Stenberg (Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies), Donald Sutherland (The Starvation Video games), Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond), RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Dean Charles Chapman (Sport of Thrones) and Rachel Shenton (All Creatures Nice and Small).
Directed by Tim Harper (Roary the Racing Automotive) from a screenplay by Ricky Roxburgh (Tangled) and with animation by French studio Mikros, the characteristic follows a younger orangutan who’s separated from her dad and mom. Rising up in an animal sanctuary, she makes use of her influencer expertise to save lots of her dad and mom and residential from deforestation. The film will carry the Local weather Change Stripes created by Professor Ed Hawkins and Studying College, designed to visualise local weather change and spark dialog.
Alongside DiCaprio, producers additionally embrace Mike Medavoy (Black Swan), Rodrigo Blaas (Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia), Ramsay McBean (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Philip Watson (Crimson Driving Hood), Keith Chapman (Paw Patrol), Graham Appleby (Buddi), and Adam Stanhope (Earth).
The deal was negotiated by Signature Leisure’s acquisitions and growth supervisor Katie Wilkinson and GFM Animation’s director Fred Hedman.
“The expertise concerned with Ozi: Voice of the Forest on and off display screen, the standard of the animation and the message behind it are all excellent, we’re genuinely over the moon so as to add this lovely movie to our ever-growing animation slate,” mentioned Wilkinson. “The entire workforce fell in love with this little orangutan at first sight, and we hope the remainder of the nation will do the identical subsequent 12 months.”
Added Hedman: “It’s a pleasure to have Signature Leisure associate with us on this particular household characteristic full of colourful characters, a brilliant journey, and a well timed message about caring for our planet. We are able to’t watch for audiences to fulfill Ozi and study extra about her world.”