Locksmith Animation’s debut delivers good laughs and timely social commentary, say critics.
The British-made film from Disney’s 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation will get a festival launch in London.
Otto served as head of character animation on Dreamworks’s “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy.
Meanwhile, Locksmith co-founder Sarah Smith is leaving the studio.
The film will be released in October.
Both films were scheduled for April. “Ron’s Gone Wrong” is now due to come out October 22 and “Bob’s Burgers” is unset.
Welcome to the year of five Disney features, Ghibli’s comeback, and many, many sequels.
As things stand, “Raya and the Last Dragon,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Luca,” and “Ron’s Gone Wrong” will all come out between March and June.
Staff at the vfx titan are facing significant pay cuts. But some are now being offered “salary support,” with the help of production partner Locksmith Animation.
There is fresh uncertainty over how Disney will handle Fox Animation’s feature projects.
Locksmith aims to rival U.S. animation studios with high-end cg family features.
The vfx and animation company employs nearly 7,000 people worldwide.
Titles include Blue Sky films, a “Bob’s Burgers” feature, and the hybrid cg/live debut of Chris Sanders.
Disney’s acquisition of Fox will almost certainly affect Blue Sky Studios and Fox Animation, but no one is exactly sure how.
The president of Fox Animation is taking charge of a new division: Fox Family.
Locksmith will create a second pipeline of animated features made in the U.K. to complement Fox’s existing series of Blue Sky animated features.
We’re launching this new resource to help readers keep track of American animated features in development.