“Blazing Samurai’ Gains Finance Ally in Align “
Adrian Politowski’s LA-based Align has come aboard to contribute production financing on animated comedy Blazing Samurai. The $46M toon is a re-imagining of Mel Brooks’ classic Blazing Saddles and is currently in CG production with Aniventure at Cinesite’s Montréal and Vancouver facilities. Completion is expected for late summer 2021. Rob Minkoff and Adam Nagle are producers.
“Riverdance animated movie coming soon “
An animated film inspired by Riverdance is in the works and is expected to hit theaters this year.
Riverdance, the Animated Adventure, is inspired by the multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning Irish dance phenomenon, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
The animated musical comedy aims to introduce the legendary stage show to a new generation. The plot follows a young Irish boy, Keegan, and his Spanish friend named Moya journey into a magical world of the Megaloceros Giganteus (Irish elk), who teach the friends to appreciate Riverdance as a celebration of life.
“Animated feature ‘Blazing Samurai’ is back in the saddle “
The film, which is being overseen and produced by Rob Minkoff (The Lion King) and is loosely inspired by Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles, is currently at first animatic stage, with delivery scheduled for summer 2021. Brooks remains on board as an executive producer.Animation content studio Aniventure has joined the production. The feature’s CG animation work will be done at Cinesite, at that company’s Montreal and Vancouver studios. Both facilities recently delivered all of the CG animation production services for MGM’s The Addams Family.