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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Fable Works: "Cereal Heroes" 3D To Hit Big Screen in 2010

Fable Works LLC has just announced that they will be releasing "Cereal Heroes" in 3D for the 2010 season and will pre-sell the movie at Cannes this year.

Further, I have just confirmed with Mika Kelly of Clever Communications that "Cereal Hereos" will indeed be released in stereoscopic 3D as well as 2D. I always like to confirm that it is stereoscopic as many times animators like to use the term 3D to describe a 2D animation that mimics depth.

Sparx Animation Studios, Paris and Ho-chi-min, Vietnam will be creating the feature.

From their press release:

The story follows the adventures of cartoon cereal-box-mascots who are mistakenly brought to life when a plan to replace the world's fallen superheroes with characters from comic books goes awry. These unlikely "Cereal Heroes" with ridiculous powers soon find themselves alone and on the run in an unfamiliar world that only they can save from certain destruction.

"Cereal Heroes!" is a great action-adventure comedy for the whole family," said Fable Work's Producer Jean-Philippe Agati. "People of all ages will fall in love with these misfit cereal-box mascots as they attempt to save the world from the most powerful super-villains of all time."

"We are delighted to be working with Sparx Animation Studios on this project," said Fable Work's Producer Laddie Ervin. "They are a highly skilled and talented group who know how to deliver feature-film quality 3D-animation on time and on budget."

Sparx Animation Studios is currently completing work on their first feature film, "Igor," which is produced by Exodus Production and will be distributed by the Weinstein Company for theatrical release in October 2008. "Igor" is a playfully irreverent comedy that brings a new twist to the classic monster genre.
I am awaiting confirmation regarding "Igor" on whether it is stereoscopic or not. I will update this post ASAP when I have further details. Surprisingly, I have not heard much about "Igor" at all - except for one email sent to me by a reader a while back asking whether it was 3D or not. If it is 3D, the guys had better get their act together if they are releasing this year!

This movie sounds like lots of family fun to me. The possibilities are wide open not only for this pic, but for sequels based on a successful first outing. Captain Crunch vs. The Joker anyone?? :-)

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