Cartoon Saloon, the creators behind Academy Award®-nominated animated features Secret of the Kells and Song of the Sea, has announced that Angelina Jolie Pitt and her Jolie Pas Productions have joined forces with the filmmaking team for the upcoming animated feature, The Breadwinner!
The Breadwinner is an animated feature based on the internationally acclaimed novel of the same name by Deborah Ellis. It will be directed by Cartoon Saloon's own Nora Twomey with a screenplay by Anita Doron.
Scheduled to be released in 2017, The Breadwinner will tell the story of Parvana, a young girl growing up in the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. When her father is unfairly imprisoned, she has to disguise herself as a boy in order to work and become the family's breadwinner.
A story of self-empowerment and imagination in the face of oppression, The Breadwinner also celebrates the culture, history and beauty of Afghanistan!
Angelina Jolie Pitt (Executive Producer) Says:
Millions of young girls like Parvana are growing up today under oppression or conflict, and helping their families to survive in those conditions. This story is a reminder of the immense value of their contribution. I am delighted to be working with a talented team of artists who I know will do justice to the richness, creativity and strength of Afghan culture and to little girls like Parvana.
Wow, is The Breadwinner our upcoming Academy Award winning movie? Looks like it! Seriously, if you would like to have an idea on how beautiful their animation could be, watch this enchanting Song of the Sea trailer and be mesmerized!
As I have indicated before, an amazing animation studio from Ireland by the name of Cartoon Saloon has arisen and it is bound to have a legendary status! Teaming up with Jolie Pas Productions is only going to make it even more awesome!!
I can't wait to see The Breadwinner! What about you?
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Source: Cartoon Saloon