AFM 2012: Tim Allen to Narrate 3D Penguin Documentary (Exclusive)

Tim Allen


Tom Hanks  Allen, whose voices power Disney’s "Toy Story" franchise, will co-star in the studio’s "Jungle Cruise." The live-action adaptation of the Disneyland ride is being produced by Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.

The comedian and actor will voice the U.S. version of "The Penguin 3D," which is being touted to buyers during the market in Santa Monica.

Tim Allen will voice the U.S. version of feature length documentary The Penguin King 3D, one of the American Film Market's hot docs.

Produced by U.K. production and finance banner Atlantic Productions, the original British version was narrated and co-produced by legendary
naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough.

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Allen will narrate from a re-draft of the original which tells the story through the eyes of a king penguin as he makes his journey from adolescence
to adulthood.

The re-drafted script is being penned by Philip LaZebnik who wrote Disney¹s Pocahontas and the screenplay for Mulan.

The Penguin King 3D is an Atlantic Productions film with satellite broadcater Sky 3D in association with Serengeti Entertainment and Galileo
Digital Entertainment.

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It is billed as "an exhilarating funny, and moving journey through the changing seasons and breath-taking scenery of an un-spoilt Antarctic

Both versions of the movie are available for the international market and will be touted to buyers by U.K. based distribution, sales and finance label Kaleidoscope Film Distribution during the AFM.

Kaleidoscope expects to announce the North American distribution plans by the end of the market.

Sales inked to date on the movie include Germany (Falcom), Hungary (MTVA), Former Yugoslavia (Pa-Dora), CIS (Maywin Media), China (E-Stars), Malaysia (Suraya Filem), Middle East (Prime Pictures), Israel (Shoval) and Turkey (Calinos).