Skydance Animation and Don Corridor Ink Growth Deal

Skydance Animation has closed a deal so as to add Academy Award-winning director Don Corridor (Moana, Large Hero 6) to the studio’s rising roster of expertise and creatives. Underneath the phrases of the deal, Corridor will create, develop, and produce an authentic animated characteristic for the studio. No venture particulars have been introduced.

Corridor is greatest recognized for his work on Moana, Large Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Raya and the Final Dragon, and Unusual World. He started his profession at Walt Disney Animation Studios, the place he labored on a number of animated options, together with Tarzan, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Rooster Little, earlier than rising to the place of Head of Story on Meet the Robinsons and The Princess and the Frog. In 2011, the studio promoted Corridor to director of Winnie the Pooh, the place he labored with basic Disney characters within the conventional hand-drawn fashion. Upon completion of that venture, he started work on Large Hero 6, which mixed his childhood love of Marvel Comics with Disney animation. The movie went on to win the Academy Award for Finest Animated Characteristic. In 2016, he reunited with the administrators of The Princess and the Frog to co-direct the Academy Award-nominated Moana. Whereas at Disney, Corridor additionally labored as a part of the studio’s prestigious Story Belief and inventive management workforce, contributing to a lot of its latest hit releases, together with Frozen, Zootopia, Tangled, and Wreck-it Ralph, in addition to serving as government producer on the Disney+ sequence Baymax! Corridor graduated from the College of Iowa, incomes a B.F.A. in Drawing and Portray, and from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), the place he earned a B.F.A. in Character Animation.

Skydance Animation develops and produces high-end characteristic movies and tv sequence with full manufacturing functionality throughout two studios in Los Angeles and Madrid. The studio’s inaugural quick movie, Blush, had its world premiere as a part of 2021 Tribeca Movie Pageant’s animated shorts program and is now streaming globally on Apple TV+. In 2022, the corporate premiered its first animated characteristic, Luck, for Apple TV+.

Skydance Animation has a multi-year partnership with Netflix to develop and produce characteristic movies for the streamer. The primary movie of the multi-picture deal will likely be Spellbound, directed by Vicky Jenson, which will likely be launched later this 12 months, adopted by Pookoo, directed by Nathan Greno. Future movies embrace Ray Gunn, directed by Brad Fowl, and an untitled “Jack and the Beanstalk” venture directed by Wealthy Moore. The animation studio’s tv slate consists of WondLa, which premieres June 28 on Apple TV+.

Supply: Skydance Animation

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