Now in production in Denmark, A.Film is making The Ugly Duckling And Me, a CG feature – as well as a companion TV series of 26 episodes. I’ve enjoyed the work of this studio in the past – but do we really need another fairy tale parody? Ten years ago we were complaining of the overabundance of animated musicals. Now we are being overrun by Fractured Fairy Tales (what hath Jay Ward, by way of Shrek, wrought?). What really hurts my eyes is this Ugly Duckling’s character design seems ripped from Ralph Eggleston’s FOR THE BIRDS. Here’s a clip from the Ugly film-in-progress.(Thanks, B. Connelly)