EXCLUSIVE: We’re hearing from sources that Gore Verbinski directed an animated movie about felines from outer space, Cattywumpus, it will be bought in the city from other studios.
Oscar-winning filmmaker with a gross of $3.76 billion from Paramount’s animated film Range had been working on the movie at Netflix.
Such is the complex nature of animated film production: very often, halfway through, stories and plans can change and there’s a history of that in animated films like Pixar’s. Soul Y Dinosaur to DreamWorks animations How to train your dragon: the hidden world. cattywumpus represented Verbinski’s second animated film after the western with the voice of Johnny Depp Range which won Best Animated Feature at the 2012 Oscars and grossed $246 million at the worldwide box office. I understand that the streamer gave the creative team the option to purchase the movie elsewhere.
Netflix saw promotions and changes to its Animation executive suite over the summer. Karen Toliver was promoted to lead the Animated Film team after serving as VP of Animated Film. Melissa Cobb stepped down from her role as vice president of animated films and stayed on board for broadcast as a producer along with vice president Gregg Taylor, who also became a producer. Bruce Daitch, who had been vice president of animation production operations, retired, while Traci Balthazor (vice president of animated feature production) and Mike Karafilis (director of animated series production) continued to lead their respective teams. In May, Netflix cut 150 jobs, about half of those in animation. Netflix said in a statement at the time that the 150 job cuts were because “slowing revenue growth means we also have to reduce our cost growth as a company.”
Netflix has made a mark in a short time on animation with movies like The Sea Beast, The Mitchells vs. the Machines, Back Inside Y robin, robin and laughs Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight, Battle Kitten and Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles. Upcoming films include Henry Selick’s wendell and wild, my father’s dragon and Guillermo del Toro pinocchio, Thelma the Unicorn, Nimona, Ultraman, Me, ChihuahuaY Chicken Run: Nugget Dawn.
In less than five years, the streamer has had seven Academy Award-nominated projects and one Academy Award winner. If something happens, I love you in the Best Animated Short Film 2021 category. Earlier this year, Netflix saw Oscar nominations for robin robin in Best Animated Short Film and The Mitchells vs. the Machines in the Best Animated Feature Film category. Other Oscar nominations include 2021 On the moon Y A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon in Best Animated Feature, and 2020 I lost my body Y Klaus in Best Animated Feature Film.