Sundance: Snoot Entertainment Options Don Hertzfeldt’s ‘Antarctica’

An Oscar-nominated Sundance regular sells his first-ever group animation project.

Animator Don Hertzfeldt, whose short film World of Tomorrow premieres Jan. 22 as part of the opening night of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, has sold an option on his feature script Antarctica to Snoot Entertainment.

"After 20 years of animating alone," Hertzfeldt said in a statement, "I'm looking forward to being able to walk into a room of hard-working artists every day and telling them that everything they're doing is wrong."

Hertzfeldt received an Oscar nomination in 2001 for his short film Rejected. His film Everything Will Be OK won the 2007 Sundance Film Festival Jury Award in Short Filmmaking, and World of Tomorrow is his seventh film to play at Sundance.

Snoot Entertainment produced the Morgan Spurlock documentary The Greatest Story Ever Sold and Charlie Kaufman's upcoming stop-motion animated feature Anomalisa.

"Don Hertzfeldt is my favorite animator, and I'm ecstatic that we have this opportunity to help bring Don's brilliant vision of Antarctica to life," said Snoot president Keith Calder, who will produce along with Jessica Calder and Hertzfeldt. Hertzfeldt's manager Jeremy Platt will executive produce and Snoot's Roxanne Benjamin will co-produce.

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