Noah's Ark -- the cartoon!
Posted 16 November 2004 - 02:41 PM
QUEST FOR CAMELOT scribe William Schifrin has been hired to write the CG animated feature, NOAH'S ARK. NARNIA-producers Walden Media and Creative Battery are producing. The film will tell the Biblical tale from the point of view of an unlucky camel, who must help save the animals aboard the ark.
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Disney has produced at least two cartoons about Noah's ark, one a 1930s 'Silly Symphony' called Father Noah's Ark, the other a Donald Duck sequence in Fantasia 2000. And there were reports five years ago or so that Bill Cosby was adapting his Noah routine into an animated film too, but I haven't heard anything about that in years.
FWIW, we also have a thread on the 1976 film In Search of Noah's Ark.
Posted 16 November 2004 - 03:23 PM
I'm still a fairly new parent (oldest daughter is 26 months -- and she just pooped in the potty for the first time today!!), but I'm amazed at how much Noah's Ark merchandise there is out there. Seems that the younger set -- or their parents -- is fascinated with this story. Our daughter's favorite toy during her first year was a Fisher-Price plastic Noah's Ark, with a set of 8 pairs of animals. We received a supplemental set of animals later, and just now I discover that there's yet another set of animals available. Yep, that's right -- they make multiple "add-on" sets of animals to sell to the kids.
We also have a Noah's Ark book by Lucy Cousins, and it's quite good. It includes a two-page spread with God's pronouncement about the wickedness of mankind -- something I thought a children's author would skip right over.
Anyway, I never realized the Ark story was such an industry. I wonder how many unbelieving parents buy these toys for their kids...
Edited by Christian, 16 November 2004 - 03:24 PM.
Posted 16 November 2004 - 04:21 PM
I am vaguely reminded of a piece in The Door some years back taking certain evangelical environmentalists to task for using Noah's Ark as their corporate symbol ...
Edited by Peter T Chattaway, 16 November 2004 - 04:22 PM.
Posted 10 October 2006 - 06:07 PM
I compare the 1933 and 1999 Disney cartoon versions of the Noah's Ark story.
Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:43 PM
Posted 25 October 2007 - 03:39 PM
And now a French cartoon with English voice actors is in the works. And let us not forget the Noah's Ark cartoon that is already being produced by Promenade Pictures, the makers of The Ten Commandments. Or the Argentinian cartoon that came out last summer:
Lord only knows if any of these films will be completed and/or released in North America, but I say the first one that is can claim this thread all for itself (for the purposes of assigning star ratings, etc.).
Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:35 AM
Posted 27 October 2007 - 09:25 AM
Posted 29 July 2008 - 12:14 PM
Screenwriter Adam Sachs has been hired to rewrite "Aardvark Art's Ark," for producer Donald De Line and original writer-star Casey Affleck. Warner Bros. picked up Affleck's animated family-film spec two years ago. Affleck also is an executive producer on the film.
Sachs will work with De Line, Affleck and De Line Pictures executive Andrew Hass to rework the story of a group of animals who are stranded when they are not chosen to go on Noah's ark.
Hollywood Reporter, July 29
Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:46 PM
Posted 16 October 2009 - 12:48 PM
And now, two years later, it might finally be happening. One of these movies might finally be happening.
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Rising India floats 'Noah's Ark'
Rising India is co-financing production and distribution of the animated feature "Noah's Ark" with Unified Pictures, with the former providing $40 million for production and P&A. . . . "Ark" is written by Philip LaZebnik ("The Prince of Egypt," "Mulan") and told from the point of view of the animals' journey. Producers are aiming for fall 2011 theatrical release.
Variety, September 24
Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:43 PM
One of these days I'd like to create a page at my blog with all the Noah's Ark cartoons out there. Most of 'em seem to be on YouTube now.