Animation studio Six Point Harness is heeding the call of the wild with a new film and series of shorts for leading indoor waterpark and resort company Great Wolf Resorts.
The film, The Great Wolf Pack: A Call to Adventure, is directed by acclaimed animation director Chris Bailey, and will debut September 3 in all 19 Great Wolf Lodge resort locations across North America and will also be available for a limited time on Great Wolf Entertainment’s new YouTube channel, the company’s entertainment umbrella, beginning September 5. It will also be available for Great Wolf Lodge guests to view in-room.
The Great Wolf Pack is the enchanting story of five unlikely woodland friends who form an unbreakable Pack while venturing out on adventures to help others in need.
Julia Pistor (The Rugrats film franchise, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie) and Kent Redeker (Doc McStuffins, Spirit Rangers) serve as executive producers on the project. Director Bailey led a team of animators at L.A.-based Six Point Harness on developing and producing The Great Wolf Pack: A Call to Adventure, which will launch Labor Day weekend.
“The Great Wolf Lodge are wonderful family resorts, with a popular cast of diverse animal characters,” said Bailey, whose credits include Alvin and the Chipmunks, Kim Possible and Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem 3D. “It’s an exciting challenge to give the Great Wolf Pack a new look for animation and create a rich world for them to explore. Our entire team was awesome as we worked together to create these films that will add to the Great Wolf Lodge experience.”
The hand-drawn look and angular style of the production both update characters like Wiley Wolf, Violet Wolf, Oliver Raccoon, Sammy Squirrel and Brinley Bear, and also place them into new and whimsical worlds. With the help of the Great Wolf Geyser, the characters come together as an adventurous pack whose exploits will continue to be told in upcoming animated shorts, as well as books and immersive entertainment offerings at Great Wolf Lodge’s indoor water park resorts.
With The Great Wolf Pack: A Call to Adventure, Six Point Harness continues building on a boldly creative slate of projects, that has recently also included a much-talked-about, lauded sequence for The Boys on Prime Video; animated segments and character work for Waffles + Mochi on Netflix; and the groundbreaking hourlong animated standup special Tig Notaro: Drawn for HBO Max. The studio has also created animated campaigns for New Balance and Mattel’s Hot Wheels, and produced animation for the Oscar-winning animated short Hair Love, as well as Adult Swim’s Lazor Wulf and Amazon’s Guava Island.