Spellbound & Luck: Skydance sets release dates for new animated films
Skydance Animation and Paramount Pictures has officially set the release dates for their forthcoming animated films Spellbound and Luck which will be directed by Vicky Jenson and Peggy Holmes, respectively. Both fantasy films will be having their worldwide theatrical release in 2022, with Luck debuting on February 18, 2022 while Spellbound arrives in theaters on November 11, 2022.
“’Luck’ and ‘Spellbound’ create rich worlds and compelling characters that we know will resonate with audiences everywhere. It’s incredibly exciting to see our team of legendary creatives working around the clock and across the globe to bring these pictures to life.” Presiden of Skydance Animation Holly Edwards said in a statement. (via Deadline)
Spellbound will follow the story of a young who must break the spell that has split her kingdom in two. The film will be directed by Vicky Jenson (Shrek) from a script co-written by Mulan‘s Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin along with Linda Woolverton (The Lion King). Further details about the film’s cast and characters are being kept under wraps.
It will feature music from Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken which will would reunite him with long-time collaborators and fellow Grammy-winners, lyricist Glenn Slater and former Walt Disney Music president Chris Montan, who have all worked together on The Little Mermaid and Tangled.
“Luck and Spellbound mark the next phase of Skydance and Paramount’s commitment to feature animation for the theatrical experience,” Paramount’s President of Domestic Distribution, Chris Aronson said. “These films not only continue our longstanding relationship with Skydance, but, along with Paramount Animation’s own upcoming films, mean we will be releasing event-level animated films for years to come.”
Directed by Peggy Holmes, Luck centers around the unluckiest girl alive who stumbles upon the never-before-seen world of good and bad luck and must join with magical creatures to uncover a force more powerful than even luck itself. The project hails from John Lasseter and Holly Edwards.