Sandcastle Studios and Sunrise Productions has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming out-of-this-world adventure Jungle Beat: The Movie, which features a new song from Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield. The trailer can be viewed in the player below!
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Co-written by Sam Wilson (Munki and Trunk) and Brent Dawes (The Legend of the Sky Kingdom) and directed by the latter, the film centers on a homesick alien as he crash-lands near the colorful African jungle, with his new animal friends looking to find a way to get him back to his ship and teach him about friendship and fun before his Space-Conquerer father can take over the planet.
“We’re thrilled to be launching our first animated feature to a global audience,” said Sanet Kritzinger, Managing Director of Sandcastle Studios and Executive Producer of Jungle Beat: The Movie. “We’re extremely grateful to everyone who has supported us, including the Mauritius Economic Development Board and Island Film Services. We know families in Mauritius will enjoy our family movie night on June 26, and we look forward to continuing to produce world-class content on the island.”
The cast for the film includes Ed Kear (Crims), David Menkin (Zero Dark Thirty), Ina Marie Smith (Battlefield 5), John Guerrasio (Love Birds), Lucy Montgomery (You’re the Worst), David Rintoul (Game of Thrones), Robert G. Slade (The House That Jack Built) and Jason Pennycooke (Hamilton).
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Written by Grammy Award®-winning singer/songwriter Jonas Myrin, the song was not only inspired by the film’s themes of togetherness and friendship but also the state of the world today, reminding us that although we may be apart, we’re never alone. “Together in This,” will be the featured single on the soundtrack as well as the official end title track for the film and will be available for download/streaming on June 26.
“’Together in This’ is such a timely song, and we’re so grateful to Jonas and Natasha who both did an incredible job writing and performing it,” said Sandcastle Studios Producer Rita Mbanga. “In this time in our world we so desperately need voices and messages of hope, and we really believe our film and the song will inspire unconditional love and acceptance in a world which needs an abundance of both.”