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Snoot Entertainment Options Don Hertzfeldt’s ANTARCTICA

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:25 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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We just got word that Snoot Entertainment has optioned Don Hertzfeldt’s script for Antarctica. Described as “an animated, genre-defying adventure which explores the world’s coldest continent.” Keith and Jessica Calder will produce alongside Hertfeldt with Jeremy Platt serving as Executive Producer.

Hertzfeldt, known for his emotionally evocative hand-drawn style and multimedia shorts, was up for the Palme d’Or for his 1998 short Billy’s Balloon and snagged an Oscar nod for his 2000 short Rejected. He took home a Sundance Jury prize for his 2006 short Everything Will Be Ok. He’s set to open the Sundance Film Festival this week with his latest short film, World of Tomorrow – his seventh film to screen in competition at Sundance, and the most any filmmaker has had to date.

NEqyUV1YAegkuq_1_bHere’s what producer and Snoot Entertaiment president Keith Calderhad to say in a statement;

“Don Hertzfeldt is my favorite animator, and I’m ecstatic that we have this opportunity to help bring Don’s brilliant vision of Antarctica to life.”

Don Hertzfeldt also had this to say about the project in his statement;

“Antarctica is an unusual project that’s been turning around in my head for a very long time, uncertain how it would get made, and I’m excited to actually have the chance now to take the plunge with Keith, Jess, and their brave team. After twenty years of animating alone, this will also mark the first time I’ll have the opportunity to work with a talented team of animators, and I’m looking forward to being able to walk into a room of hard-working artists every day and telling them that everything they’re doing is wrong.”

It’ll be interesting to see what a visionary film maker can do with such a unique and beautiful landscape. I’m looking forward to seeing how Hertzfeldt’s style will compliment a predominately white canvas.

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