Independent animation studio and entertainment company DVX Ent. is in full production on its first CG animated feature film, Geppetto’s Secret. Based on an original screenplay by Rugrats in Paris scribes Barbara Herndon and Jill Gorey, the 3D pic will feature the voices of Eric Roberts (Raptor, TV’s Less than Perfect), Tom Bosley (TV’s Happy Days), Rene Auberjonois (The Last Unicorn, TV’s Xiaolin Showdown), and Claudia Christian (Atlantis: The Lost Empire).
A prequel to the fairy tale classic Pinocchio, Geppetto’s Secret tells the story of a group of time-traveling “magic tools” who are assigned to find and rescue the piece of magic wood that will later be carved into Pinocchio. The film is directed by Mark Schimmel, produced by Jim Taylor and exec produced by Jaime Hidalgo. Sergey Safon serves as art and animation director and Angelo Panetta is composing the music.
“Geppetto’s Secret” is slated for release in the fourth quarter of 2004. For more information, visit www.geppettossecret.com.