30 Oct 2015
EMILY WATSON AND JASON ISAACS JOIN HAPPY FAMILY
Timeless Films and Ambient Entertainment Announce Cast for Upcoming Animation
October 30th 2015 (London): Timeless Films and Ambient Entertainment have today announced the voice cast for Holger Tappe’s (ANIMALS UNITED) upcoming 3D animation HAPPY FAMILY. Produced by Ambient Entertainment, Emily Watson (EVEREST, WAR HORSE) and Jason Isaacs (HARRY POTTER, PETER PAN) will head the cast. The pair will be joined by Nick Frost (PAUL, SHAUN OF THE DEAD), Jessica Brown Findlay (VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN, DOWNTON ABBEY), Celia Imrie (THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY), and Catherine Tate (THE CATHERINE TATE SHOW, DOCTOR WHO).
Based on David Safier’s best-selling novel, with a script by Catharina Junk and David Safier, HAPPY FAMILY is an action-packed family adventure that follows the very much unhappy Wishbone clan - under pressure and constantly at each other’s throats. When they are cursed by an evil witch and transformed into their own monstrous party costumes, they must pull together to battle real-life beasts; reverse the curse; and prove that even a vampire, a mummy, a werewolf, and Frankenstein’s monster can eventually form one big happy family.
International Production and Sales outfit Timeless Films are handling worldwide sales on the project and will be presenting new footage from the film at the AFM next week. Ambient Entertainment have partnered with Warner Brothers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Ralph Kamp of Timeless Films said: ‘It’s the perfect cast for the Wishbone’s madcap adventures. Audiences worldwide can look forward to some of the leading lights of film and comedy lending their voices to this hilarious and heartfelt story, and we cannot wait to reveal a little more of the project at the AFM next week.’
Holger Tappe of Ambient Entertainment added: ‘We could not be happier to have pulled together this team of first-rate talent to put their own unique spin on this tale, and are certain audiences will relish their work in bringing Safier’s brilliant collection of characters to life.’
HAPPY FAMILY sees Timeless Films and Ambient Entertainment reunite after the international success of previous collaboration ANIMALS UNITED. Both companies have a long track-record of success in the animation sphere. Ambient Entertainment specialize in CGI animated film production and have produced the likes of IMPY’S WONDERLAND and TARZAN in recent years, while Timeless Films projects include POSTMAN PAT: THE MOVIE and JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR.
Timeless Films has a busy upcoming slate ahead, with ROCK DOG from Academy Award®-nominated director Ash Brannon, and EXTINCT from Arc Productions both in the works, in addition to a number of anticipated live-action feature titles, including Bobby Moore-documentary BOBBY.