Antonius will be developed as a traditional animation project. This came as big news since Disney, like most other animation studios, was expected to take an all-CGI route after the release of Bears in 2004.
As of August 10, 2002
The Hollywood Reporter writes that scribe duo Tom Firestone and Martin Meunier
have sold the pitch Antonius to Disney's feature animation division. The project
follows the story of a leopard in ancient Egypt who becomes a freedom fighter.
It will be developed as a traditional animation project.
The project, which is being closely guarded, follows the story of a leopard in
ancient Egypt who becomes a freedom fighter. The pitch was brought to the studio
by VP creative affairs Leo Chu, who will oversee. Antonius will be developed as
a traditional animation project. Firestone and Meunier were discovered from a
posting they had on the Web site ScriptShark, which led to representation with
manager Chris Ryan, formerly of Overview, and later ICM and attorney Rob Szymanski
at Kleinberg Lopez Lange Cuddy & Edel.
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