Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group Lands First-Look Deal With Locksmith Animation

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2023-06-10 00:21:00  • 6 mins

The animated features "Bad Fairies" and "The Lunar Chronicles" to be the first projects jointly developed under the new pact.

Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group has signed a first-look deal with Locksmith Animation to develop and produce animated features for worldwide distribution, it was announced today by Mike De Luca and Pamela Abdy, Co-Chairs and CEOs of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group, Bill Damaschke, President of Warner Bros. Pictures Animation, and Natalie Fischer, CEO of Locksmith Animation.

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The new deal is part of the studio's comprehensive strategy to revitalize its approach to animated features through key partnerships, creative development, and quality storytelling. Under the terms of the pact, the Locksmith team led by Julie Lockhart, Founder & President of Production, and Mary Coleman, Chief Creative Officer will work closely with Damaschke and his team at WBPA to advance a fresh, innovative approach to Warner Bros.' globally beloved legacy IP while also developing and producing original features, beginning with "Bad Fairies" and "The Lunar Chronicles."

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