Beast of Burden is a 3D animated family feature, the first official co- production by China and New Zealand after both governments signed a ‘Film Co-Production Agreement’. The title in Chinese translates to ‘The Legend of the Magic Elephant’ and is directed by Kirby Atkins and Huang Jun. Huang Jun is also co- producing the film with Trevor Yaxley.
Blue Dreams Studio’s ‘Animal Crackers’ is a Spanish-American 3D animated fantasy film that was released in June this year. The movie is directed by Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft and stars real life husband and wife, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. Other A list cast members include Sylvester Stallone, Danny DeVito, Raven-Symoné,Patrick Warburton,Ian McKellen and Wallace Shawn.
The Star is an upcoming Christian 3D animated comedy scheduled to release in November this year. The film is directed by Timothy Reckart and is based on the Nativity of Jesus. The movie stars the voices of Steven Yuen, Kelly Clarkson, Gina Rodriguez, Oprah Winfrey and Tracy Morgan to name a few.
Usha Ganesh Raja directed ‘Pandavas: The Five Warriors’, the first computer animated 3D theatrical film to be produced by an Indian firm. This film was released in English at first as it mainly targeted the Western audiences. Later,the Hindi and Tamil version also came out.
‘The Painting’ is the English version of a French animated film called ‘Le Tableau’. Directed by Jean-Francois Laguionie, the movie is co-produced by France’s Blue Spirit and Belgium’s Be-Films. Stars like Jean Barney and Chloe Berthier gave their voices to the main characters.