British animation studio Locksmith inks Warner Bros deal

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British CG feature animation firm Locksmith inks a new deal, with lots more family animated features on the way.

Now here’s some good news. Locksmith Animation is a fairly new player, deep into production on its maiden animated feature, Ron’s Gone Wrong. The studio is the only one in the UK making fully CG-films, and it had inked a three picture deal with 20th Century Fox for its movies.

But then Disney bought Fox, and whilst The Mouse is honouring its commitment to Ron’s Gone Wrong, that lands in UK cinemas in November 2020, it called time on the rest of the deal early.

That potentially left Locksmith and its London staff in limbo. But now comes the news that a new deal has been agreed with Warner Bros.

The agreement will cover the development and production of family animated movies for the studio, collaborating with Allison Abbate of the Warner Animation Group.

Locksmith has only formally announced the first of its films, but others are in development at its London offices. Expect further announcement in due course. But for now, this is good news. A new animation studio’s future is secure, and we get fresh animated features being made in the UK.

More as we hear it.

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