Thursday, May 11, 2017
Looking for Sasquatch: 'Smallfoot' Cast and Crew Info Surfaces
With the new release date in place, we are now beginning to learn a little bit more about Warner Animation Group's Smallfoot...
Up until now, here's what we've known (and I'm going to clear up some errors I might've made along the way): A tale of how one Sasquatch out of the whole species thinks humans aren't a myth, it was conceived by former Disney animator and Despicable Me originator Sergio Pablos, the script is/was being handled by WAG think-tank members Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the directors of Crazy, Stupid, Love. Directing duties are said to be in the hands of animation veteran Ryan O'Loughlin, whose most recent work was on a couple of DreamWorks features.
It is currently set to open on September 14, 2018. The movie itself, unfortunately, won't be done at Sergio Pablos' animation studio in Spain. All of the design and pre-production work was done there, from what I understand the animation will be handled by the same company that did WAG's Storks... Sony Pictures Imageworks.
Now, some of the cast has been announced...
Channing Tatum, Zendaya, and Gina Rodriguez are all attached. The latter is seemingly getting into voice acting, for she'll be in Sony Animation's The Star and Blue Sky's Ferdinand, both opening this coming autumn. Tatum has already done some voice acting before, most notably Superman in The Lego Movie series and rival Joaquin in The Book of Life. Of course, we know Zendaya is one of Peter's classmates in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and she's just making it into big screen stuff after years of TV fluff.
So far, it's an interesting line-up. With everything in mind, I expect this to look a lot like Storks, visually, though with the Pablos studio's character designs and aesthetic. In all, I'm hoping for a really fun and inventive comedy. Storks was pretty divisive, but I was actually a fan of it and I've really liked WAG's work so far, so I have some hopes for this particular title.
What say you?