Animal Logic has confirmed that the feature musical adaptation of ‘Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz’ will be the next project produced at their animation studio in Vancouver.
The family film will attract audiences of all ages and Toto will not only appeal to fans of the original ‘Wizard of Oz’ movie, but will also introduce the story to a new generation. Told from the perspective of Dorothy’s companion, her dog Toto, the screenplay was adapted from the children's book by Michael Morpurgo and written by John August, with Alex Timbers hired to direct. The film will be produced by Derek Frey, who previously led Tim Burton Productions.
Pre-production has begun on the animated feature film as Timbers currently meets key creatives and producers in Vancouver and recruitment of artists and practitioners gets underway over the next few months.
‘Toto’ is the most reent project to result from the partnership between Animal Logic and Warner Bros, on-going for more than 20 years. The Vancouver studio is currently in production on an animated film based on the DC Super Pets franchise, directed by Jared Stern and set for release in 2022. Known internationally as a digital hub, particularly for animation, Vancouver’s pool of talent has allowed the studio to continue its growth and success alongside their Sydney headquarters.
This announcement compliments the full slate now in progress at Animal Logic in Sydney, with a number of projects in production and development. To view available roles and expressions of interest visit animallogic.com/careers. animallogic.com