Magazine article Screen International

Kandor Graphics and Timeless Films Unite for Major European 3D Animation

Magazine article Screen International

Kandor Graphics and Timeless Films Unite for Major European 3D Animation

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Spain's Kandor Graphics studio in Granada and UK outfit Timeless Films are set to co-produce an English-language 3D family animation film called Justin And The Knights Of Valour, voiced by Freddie Highmore, Mark Strong and Antonio Banderas among others.

Manuel Sicilia is directing and co-writing the original script with UK writer Matthew Jacobs (The Emperor's New Groove) for the film, which will follow the adventures of a young boy who wishes to fulfill his dream with the help of some friends.

"It will be of the same quality and market potential as the big US animation studios, with the same target audience, but with a more European flavour," Spain based producer Kerry Fulton told ScreenDaily. Fulton is helping put together the whole project for Kandor Graphics.

Former Icon CEO Ralph Kamp's production, sales and finance company Timeless Films is a partner on the project and has acquired the worldwide distribution rights, excluding Spain. The film is slated for release in 2013.

The voice cast will feature some of the biggest names in cinema, thanks to the help of casting director Gail Stevens, including Freddie Highmore, Julie Walters, Alfred Molina, Mark Strong, Rupert Everett, Saoirse Ronan, Barry Humphries, Charles Dance, James Cosmo and Antonio Banderas, who is a partner in Kandor Graphics.

"Kandor are very excited to be working on this production," says Marcelino Almansa, president of Kandor Graphics. "It marks a huge technological and creative leap forward for us and we are optimistic the audience will fall in love with Justin. …

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