Apple inks animated feature films, TV series deal with Skydance Animation

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A new deal with Skydance Animation grants Apple TV+ the exclusive streaming rights to films "Luck" and "Spellbound," and a two-season order for the animated series "The Search for WondLa."

Skydance Animation has moved two of its animated feature films, "Luck" and "Spellbound" to Apple TV+, following prolonged talks.

"Luck," directed by Peggy Holmes, follows the story of the unluckiest girl in the world who stumbles upon the "never-before-seen world of good and bad luck." The other title, "Spellbound," is described as a musical fantasy set in a world of magic and follows a young girl who "sets out to break the spell that has split her kingdom in two."

"Luck" and "Spellbound" were initially slated for release at Paramount, but Skydance has a contractual right to move the projects elsewhere.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "The Search for WondLa" is an original animated TV series based on the book series by Tony DiTerlizzi. The Apple Original series will be written and executive produced by showrunner Lauren Montgomery, with Chad Quant, DiTerlizzi, and Gotham Group also serving as executive producers.

"Luck" and "Spellbound" join other Apple TV+ animated series, including Apple's first feature-length animated film, "Wolfwalkers," and the hit animated series "Central Park."

 
 

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