Cartoonbrew has recently shared in an article the four European projects that impressed at Annecy Festival 2022.
We were delighted to read that Ozi, Voice of the Forest is the first project on the list !
See the extract from the article below:
“The closest to being finished, Ozi will be in theaters later this year. Tim Harper helms the independently financed feature which follows the adventures of a young “influencer” orangutan named Ozi as she recruits her friends for a journey across an environmentally-devastated rainforest in search of her primate parents. Supported by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions and Oscar-winning producer Mike Medavoy, the film aims to raise awareness around issues facing the world’s rainforests as they face growing levels of deforestation, and how the problem directly affects the ecosystems within them.
GCI Films produces, with Mikros Animation handling creative development from concept-to-delivery for the fully cgi feature. The film’s voice cast includes Amandla Stenberg as Ozi, Laura Dern, RuPaul, Donald Sutherland, and Djimon Hounsou.
The film’s Annecy presentation was led by executive producer/writer Rodrigo Blaas (Trollhunters, Alma) and Harper, with head of story/head of character animation/writer Sean Mullen, production designer/art director Stephane Daegelen, line producer Nathalie Masseret, compositing supervisor Anne-Sophie Palermo, and cg supervisor/vfx supervisor Manuel Souillac.“
Read the full article on Cartoonbrew website by clicking here.
Find back the press release on Ozi, Voice of the Forest here.