Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Exodus Film Group announced today that Bunyan & Babe, Exodus' new animated feature film, will be distributed in North America by MGM. The announcement was made by Exodus CEO, John Eraklis and Erik Lomis, President, Worldwide Theatrical Distribution, Home Entertainment & Acquisitions for MGM.
Bunyan & Babe is a modern take on the folk story of legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan (John Goodman) and his sidekick, Babe the Blue Ox, who work with two adventurous kids to rescue their town from the evil clutches of a demented property developer (Kelsey Grammer).
"What Exodus has with 'Bunyan & Babe' is a new spin on a classic story. It is always a pleasure working with a company that is making this type of accessible family entertainment and we look forward to distributing this film," commented Lomis.
"'Bunyan & Babe' will bring to life this classic American character and introduce him to a whole new generation of movie-goers in a unique and original way," added Eraklis. "MGM demonstrated themselves to be a good partner on our last feature release and we are happy to be working alongside them again on this film."
Bunyan & Babe was written by Michael A. Nickles & Julia A. Wall and co-directed by Tony Bancroft (Mulan) and three-time Academy AwardŽ winner Jim Rygiel ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy for Best Visual Effects). Eraklis and Exodus Film Group President Max Howard are producing.