Award-winning composer, comedian, actor and writer Tim Minchin is joining DreamWorks Animation, lending his signature creative energy to a new musical project set in the Australian outback.
Currently titled Larrikins, which is Australian slang for mischievous youth, this all-animal comedy is an original idea written by Harry Cripps (Supernova) and produced by Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians, National Treasure). The announcement was made Thursday, June 6.[ Also Read: DreamWorks to Capture Monkeys of Bollywood ]
“Our whole team is incredibly excited about this project,” said chief creative officer, Bill Damaschke. “We’ve been looking to work with the immensely talented Tim Minchin on something for a while, and there is no doubt that this project is a perfect fit. He and Harry Cripps will be a fantastic team.”
Minchin, who will likely take on a larger creative role in addition to writing the music/lyrics for the film, co-wrote Matilda the Musical which was awarded a 2012 Olivier Award for Best New Musical and is currently nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical Score.[ Also Read: Toadsquare Social Network for Creative Pros ]
Larrikins tells the story of an uptight bilby (a desert-dwelling marsupial), who has lived a sheltered life in the safety of his family burrow.
When he ventures out and becomes privy to a dangerous secret, he finds himself launched on a musical adventure across the mystical and untamed Australian outback.
The film will be managed by DreamWorks Animation head of Development Gregg Taylor and development executive Amie Karp.
DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA) creates entertainment content, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world.
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