Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Goodbye, Shadow...


It appears that DreamWorks has removed Me and My Shadow, director Alessandro Carloni's risky hybrid (of hand-drawn animation and computer animation) film about the world of shadows, from its release schedule. Not moved, but got rid of completely. Let that sink in for a minute...

Even after the unveiling of a teaser image and details, DreamWorks has abandoned this film. Mr. Peabody & Sherman will once again occupy the March 2014 spot. Peabody was originally scheduled for March 2014, but moved up to this coming November. Now it's back in that spot, leaving the early November slot blank. DreamWorks will release two films this year in total.

Now we all want to know... What happened? Story problems? DreamWorks had no faith it? Or was there a falling out with the director? Maybe it's still in the can but currently not scheduled for release any time soon?

Hopefully we'll get an answer soon...

UPDATE: Cartoon Brew has revealed that Me and My Shadow is now back in the development phase, and massive layoffs are coming at the studio. It's possible that DreamWorks is doing this because of how Rise of the Guardians underperformed at the box office, but we don't have any more answers than that. I'm hoping those animators will eventually find work.

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