Eloise in Africa Feature Coming to DVD

Animation Collective will produce the direct-to-DVD animated feature Eloise in Africa, based on the classic children’s series and due for release in conjunction with the upcoming live-action movie, Eloise in Paris.

Directed by Sergei Aniskov, who also worked on Animation Collective’s Kappa Mikey, Eloise in Africa will be the first in a series of annual direct to DVD animated features. Patrick Meehan, chairman of Eloise rights holders HandMade Films, and Larry Schwarz, CEO of Animation Collective, announced the project at the Plaza Hotel where the famous Eloise stories by Kay Thompson took place.

Production began in October on the feature, which will be made entirely at Animation Collective’s New York City facility.