DreamWorks Animation is planning to develop the movie Me and My Shadow, an ambitious new project set to combine both CGI and traditional hand-drawn animation. It's the story of a shadow bored of being attached to an uninteresting human named Stanley, and decides to take control of his human in order to find some excitement. Director Mark Dindal (who helmed Chicken Little) is in charge of the project. The film will be released in March 2013.
Together, we are embarking on an exciting goal to break new creative ground at DreamWorks Animation by combining the time-honored tradition of hand drawn animation with the magical sophistication of CG characters and worlds in ways that have never been experienced by audiences before."
co-president of production for DreamWorks Animation
"Me and My Shadow tells the story of Shadow Stan, an extremely frustrated shadow who yearns for a dynamic life but happens to be stuck with Stanley Grubb, the world's most boring human. Finally pushed to the brink, Shadow Stan breaks the singular rule of the Shadow World (they lead, we follow), and takes control of Stanley!"
The so-called 'shadow world' will be depicted in traditional animation, while the human world will instead be purely animated using CGI. It's a quite interesting concept, I'm impatient to see the first movie trailer of Me and My Shadow.
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