Thailand’s Shellhut Entertainment and Singapore’s Tiny Island Productions have announced a deal to co-produce a stereoscopic 3D animated film for release in 2012.
The CG animated feature will be based on Shellhut’s TV series Shelldon, which debuted last year and has aired in more than 100 territories.
Plans are also underway to bring in additional creative partners from Japan, China and the United States.
The film has secured finances for a production budget of U.S. $20 million. Production will be based at Tiny Island’s studio in Singapore.
‘Shelldon is a good example of a winning property that has the potential to win over new audiences on more than one platform ‘ in this case from television to the big screen ‘ and in an exciting new area of stereoscopic 3D that Singapore is championing,’ says Christopher Chia, CEO of the Media Development Authority in Singapore. ‘We congratulate both Tiny Island and Shellhut on their new partnership and look forward to seeing Shelldon on the big screen.”