BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Lani Pixels A/S, a cutting-edge 3D animation production company, announced today that actors Jacob Tremblay, Christopher Lloyd, Kenan Thompson and Mel Brooks have been confirmed as the leading voices for the animation studio’s first full-length 3D animated film. Kim Pagel, co-founder of Lani Pixels, will make his directorial debut with the release of the film, expected in Fall 2019. Thomas Pagel, co-founder of Lani Pixels, is producing the untitled 3D-animated feature, with Jason Mirch co-producing. Verité Entertainment’s René Veilleux and Donald Roman Lopez are associate producing. Lani Pixels is financing the project with Ominto, Inc., which recently acquired 40% of the leading animation development firm.
Written by Kim, the still untitled feature follows Patrick and Susan as they attempt to rescue their grandfather, Mr. Campbell, from supernatural forces that have invaded his isolated island. Guided by Jack, a charming Irish rogue, the siblings end up on a dangerous journey filled with magic and mystery. Production and additional casting are currently underway.
“It is an honor to be working with such a talented and dynamic cast on this project,” said Kim Pagel, Founder and Co-CEO of Lani Pixels. “While this has been a passion project of mine for many years, the themes of family unity and courage in the face of adversity are equally as important today as they were when we started.”
"We founded Lani Pixels to tell exceptional stories and produce animated feature films that resonate with an international audience,” said Thomas Pagel, Founder and Co-CEO. “Thanks to our world-class production team and our partners at Ominto, that dream is becoming a reality. While this project is the culmination of years of hard work, it is really just the beginning.”
Ominto, Inc. CEO, Michael Hansen, added, “In addition to the development of animated marketing content for Ominto and our Dubli.com brand, we are excited to partner with Kim and Thomas and the Lani Pixels team in the production of this extraordinary family film. Kim is a gifted creative visionary. He has created an original ensemble of compelling characters and a captivating narrative. We look forward to working with the Lani Pixels team to bring this story to a worldwide audience.”
Jacob Tremblay starred in the Academy Award® Winning Room alongside Brie Larson, and will appear next in Lionsgate’s Wonder co-starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, and Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, with Kit Harrington, Jessica Chastain and Natalie Portman for eOne. He recently completed production on Shane Black’s The Predator. Christopher Lloyd is best known for his roles as Emmett "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy and most recently appeared in Zach Braff’s Going in Style for Warner Bros. Kenan Thompson is a cast member of NBC's “Saturday Night Live” and is currently in production on Dylan Brown’s Amusement Park co-starring Mila Kunis, Jennifer Garner and Matthew Broderick for Paramount Pictures. Legendary EGOT Winner Brooks’ best-known films include The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. He is currently filming Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.
Tremblay and Thompson are represented by United Talent Agency, Lloyd is represented by the Gersh Agency, and Lani Pixels is represented by Attorney Michael E. Morales.
About Lani Pixels
Lani Pixels was founded by Kim Pagel and his son, Thomas Pagel, in 2000. The studio has a long history in the creation and production of animated film content. Lani Pixels previously produced several 3D animation projects for LEGO Group, one of which - The Lego Story - won the Gold Award for animation at the Cannes Media and Television Awards in 2012. With offices in Dubai, Los Angeles, and Denmark, Lani Pixels has expanded its operations to become a full-service feature animation studio.
About Ominto, Inc.
Ominto is a growing company with global operations in the e-commerce, marketing, and entertainment industries. The company owns or invests in strategic entities that provides value to its global customer base.
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