The Disney Animation diaspora continues to grow, with key names from its feature animation operation branching out to helm projects of their own. The latest person to jump ship is Hyrum Osmond, head of animation on Moana, who is attached to direct On Animation’s adaptation of Winsor McCay’s iconic comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland.
Budget at a luxe $70 million, the film will be produced at On’s studio in Montreal, Canada. The Paris-based company also produced Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince and is currently producing The Playmobil Movie (working title) directed by Lino DiSalvo, who was the head of animation on Disney’s Frozen.
The film will be produced by On Animation studio chiefs Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam, along with Alexis Vonarb and Emmanuel Jacomet.