(Granada – 09/09/2011) Kandor Graphics, a Granada, Spain, based animation studio is pleased to announce the production of its latest 3D stereoscopic English language family animated feature “JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR”, slated for release in 2013. TIMELESS FILMS has come on board as a partner and acquired the worldwide distribution rights, excluding Spain.
Developed from an original idea by Manuel Sicilia, who is also directing. The screenplay was written by Manuel Sicilia and Matthew Jacobs (The Emperors New Groove). JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR is the story of a young boy’s determination to fulfil his dream. It is a story about friendship, honour and courage, filled with adventure, action and fun. Previously, Manuel co-directed and produced THE MISSING LYNX and filled the role of art director and producer on the Oscar nominated short THE LADY AND THE REAPER.
With the help of Gail Stevens Casting the studio has lined up an impressive voice cast of actors including Freddie Highmore, Saoirse Ronan, Julie Walters, Alfred Molina, Mark Strong, Rupert Everett, Barry Humphries, Charles Dance, James Cosmo and Antonio Banderas, a partner in Kandor Graphics, will also lend his voice to the production.
“Kandor are very excited to be working on this production.” Said Marcelino Almansa, President of Kandor Graphics. “It marks a huge technological and creative leap forward for us and we are optimistic the audience will fall in love with Justin. We are excited to be working the team at Timeless.
“Timeless is thrilled to be a partner with Kandor on this amazing project as we continue to try to bring the best independent animated films to our distribution partners worldwide ” said Ralph Kamp, CEO of Timeless Films.
About Kandor Graphics:
Kandor Graphics (www.kandorgraphics.com) is a Granada, Spain, based animation studio. Founded in 1992 with the goal of bringing that magic into the animation world, Kandor has worked for an eclectic mix of clients including the FBI and NASA. In 2005 the short film THE TELLTALE HEART, won numerous awards for Kandor and led them to develop their first feature, THE MISSING LYNX which, in 2008, won a Goya award for Best Animation and was shortlisted for a 2009 Oscar. THE MISSING LYNX is available worldwide and continues to win awards. In 2009 Kandor produced another short “THE LADY AND THE REAPER” which won a Goya award for Best Animation and was nominated for an Oscar in 2010.