Oscar winning actor and Grammy winning performer Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, Ray) has signed on to voice the lead role of “Biggz” in a new CG-animated family film titled Groove Tails. Foxx will also produce the feature with Michael Becker of Imprint Entertainment and AMBI principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi. Groove Tails is AMBI’s third animated feature, joining Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad (in production) and East End.
Award-winning writer, director and animator Cameron Hood is directing the project. Hood got his start at Warner Bros. under the legendary Chuck Jones and has gone on to work on major studio features like DreamWorks Animation’s The Prince of Egypt, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Megamind, and Illumination’s’ Despicable Me 2 and Minions. The script is written by Johnny Mack, who will also serve as an exec producer.
Groove Tails is set in the world of competitive street dancing … for mice. Set in a realm where cheese is currency and dance is king, the film follows Biggz as he tries to regain his confidence as a dancer, pay off his debt to a club, clear the streets of menacing alley cats and win the love of the girl-mouse of his dreams. All animation and production is being handled by AMBI’s AIC Studios in Toronto; AMBI Distribution will oversee worldwide sales.