India's Krayon Pictures and China's Heshan Media to Co-Produce 'Beijing Safari'

'Delhi Safari' Still H 2015
Krayon Pictures

The animated film is set to be directed by Daniel St. Pierre, who has previously worked on 'Aladdin' and 'The Lion King.'

India's Krayon Pictures and China's Heshan Media will co-produce 3D animated film Beijing Safari.

The film will be written by Oscar-nominated scribe Tab Murphy (1988's Gorillas In The Mist) and directed by Daniel St. Pierre, whose animated credits include The Lion King and Aladdin

Beijing Safari will be the sequel to Krayon's 2012 animated feature Delhi Safari, which revolved around a group of animals who plan a trip to India's capital, New Delhi, to ask parliament why the forest they live in is on the verge of destruction. The English version of the film was voiced by Hollywood talent including Cary Elwes, Christopher Lloyd, Jason Alexander and Vanessa Williams. The film was distributed in North America by Applied Arts Productions.

Beijing Safari will similarly tackle a relatively weighty issue for animated film, in this instance water contamination. The film will be made under the India-China co-production treaty signed last year and receive domestic status and release in both countries. 
As reported earlier, other India-China projects in the pipeline include Kungfu Yoga, which stars Jackie Chan. Recently, the Chinese-dubbed version of India's most successful film ever, PK, surpassed the 100 million yuan mark ($16.7 million), a record for an Indian film released in China.