UK Animation Studio Aniventure Signs With CAA

Riverdance: An Animated Adventure
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The London studio has three features — 'Riverdance: An Animated Adventure,' 'Blazing Samurai' and 'Hitpig' — in its production pipeline.

UK animation studio Aniventure has signed with CAA.

The London-based cartoon producer has also enlisted CAA Media Finance to help find new partners as Aniventure expands in the global family entertainment content space. The studio's first three animated projects financed and in production include Riverdance: An Animated Adventure, a co-production with River Productions that is based on the Riverdance stage show franchise and featuring Bill Whelan’s musical score.

The animated Riverdance musical comedy will see a young Irish boy named Keegan and his Spanish friend named Moya journey into a magical world of the Megaloceros Giganteus, who teach them to appreciate Riverdance as a celebration of life.

The other two films are Blazing Samurai, co-produced by Blazing Productions and based on Mel Brooks’ classic Blazing Saddles movie, with Mark Koetsier directing; and Hitpig, from executive producer Berkeley Breathed and Cinzia Angelini and Maurizio Parimbelli in the director chairs.

"Aniventure recognises the film industry is undergoing a period of change. Our company is in the right place at the right time with the right content," Aniventure producer Adam Nagle said in a statement.

Dave Rosenbaum is head of creative at Aniventure and the head of animation is Eamonn Butler.