DreamWorks Animation plans to release its CG/hand-drawn hybrid Me and My Shadow in March 2013. According to Variety, the film is about “Shadow Stan, an incredibly frustrated shadow that yearns for a more dynamic life but happens to be stuck with Stanley Grubb, the world’s most boring human. Eventually pushed to the brink, Shadow Stan breaks the singular rule of the Shadow World — “they lead, we follow” — and takes control of Stanley.” Steve Bencich and Ron Friedman wrote the original screenplay, which is being revised by Tom Astle and Matt Ember (Get Smart). The film is being directed by Mark Dindal (The Emperor’s New Groove). Hit the jump for more details on this project.
DreamWorks Animation co-president of production Bill Damaschke says of Me and My Shadow, “The way Who Framed Roger Rabbit combined hand-drawn and live-action, this does the same, but with CG and hand-drawn.” Variety reports that “In the toon, the Shadow and everything in the Shadow World will be hand-drawn, while the human character and human world will be CG. The movie will alternate between the two worlds.” I’m all for DWA trying something fresh and new rather than going back to the well for six Kung Fu Panda movies.