U.K.’s SC Films will be selling the new CG-animated feature Gus, which showcases an English-language script by Cory Edwards (Hoodwinked) and a voice cast that includes Dakota Fanning, Seth Green, Richard Kind, Christine Baranski, Danny Glover and Elliot Gould. The movie will be directed by Dominique Monfery (Eleanor’s Secret) and Christian De Vita (storyboard artist on Frankenweenie and Fantastic Mr. Fox).
The family-targeting pic follows the adventures of a misunderstood orphan yellow bird who unites a flock of migratory birds and leads them to Africa via the Arctic Circle, based on a French-lingo script by Antoine Barraud. Slated for a Christmas 2014 release in France, Gus is produced by TeamTO, Haut et Court, Studio Canal, BackUp, Panache, La Cie Cinematographique and SC Films.
Producer Corinne Kouper (Babar: The Adventures of Badou, Angelo Rules, Plankton Invasion) told Screen Daily:
“Gus is both a fable, and a touching human comedy about self-realization.”