|Italy's Good Films to Distribute The Prophet|
|Wednesday, 26 June 2013 10:19|
The animated version of The Prophet by the Lebanese writer Kahlil Gibran was screened as a work-in-progress at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
The inspiring books of poetry essays, The Prophet has become one of the standards of literature. Since its original publication in 1923, it has reportedly sold more than 100 million copies, and has never been out of print.
Variety reports that Italian distribution company Good Films will distribute the film to the Italian theaters. Release date to be announced.
The new animated feature is written and co-directed by Roger Allers (co-director in The Lion King, and writer for Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast).
Allers is directing the narrative story, while individual chapters based on Gibran’s poems are being helmed by an A-list of animation directors from around the world.
The Oscar-nominated, Irish director Tomm Moore along with Ross Stewart (art direction) of Cartoon Saloon direct the chapter "On Love", and (hold your breath) the creative animated talents of Joan Gratz (Mona Lisa Descending A Staircase), Bill Plympton (Guard Dog And Your Face), Nina Paley (Sita Sings The Blues), Joann Sfar (The Rabbi’s Cat), Paul and Gaetan Brizzi (Fantasia 2000), Michal Socha (Chick) and Mohammed Harib (Freej) animate the other chapters.
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