On the heels of the recent announcement that Katy Perry is starring in the animated musical Melody, from Cross Creek Pictures and ZAG, the two companies have formalized an agreement to develop and produce a slate of 10 animated, live-action and hybrid format feature film projects, the majority of which will be musicals. The announcement was made today by Jeremy Zag, Founder and CEO, ZAG, and Tyler Thompson, Producer, Cross Creek Pictures.
In addition to the Jeremy Zag creating and directing Melody, ZAG and Cross Creek previously collaborated
“Working together with Cross Creek on our upcoming Miraculous feature release and Melody, has been such an inspiring journey, and created an opportunity to work on many more projects together,” said Zag. “I have been developing these new film projects for a number of years and am so excited that we have the ideal partner in Cross Creek to bring them to fruition.”
The upcoming slate of 10 movies for global family viewing are all based on ZAG’s intellectual property, created by Jeremy Zag, and will fall under the company’s existing ZAG HEROEZ umbrella, as well as new label’s ZAG PASSION and ZAG ADVENTURES. Zag himself will direct a minimum of five of the projects.
These new features (working titles) — all of which feature themes of self-discovery for a world that believes in itself — include:
- The brand-new heroes of Fairy Force, an animated musical that follows a little fairy coming from the forest and landing in the middle of Central Park who comes face-to-face with the witches of New York City.
- Ghostforce, a live-action movie based on ZAG’s worldwide hit animated series, developed alongside Michael Gracey (director, The Greatest Showman).
- Ladylion, an animated musical to be developed in collaboration with global wildlife ambassador Dean Schneider, who inspires and educates his millions of followers across the globe about the beauty and importance of our planet’s wildlife.
- Choco, a hybrid live-action musical.
“It has been an immense pleasure working alongside Jeremy on Miraculous and Melody in an effort to bring new content to platforms for viewers around the world,” said Thompson. “Furthering our partnership into a long-standing commitment to new IP will bring fresh perspectives and storytelling for years to come.”