‘Mulan’ writers launch climate change animation ‘Danger Island’

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution has launched a children’s animation feature centred around the climate crisis called Danger Island. The film will be delivered in both 2D and 3D in Q3 of 2021. The distribution company has world sales rights to the feature film, which is the first property in a planned series including further features, three separate pre-school TV shows, and immersive experiences. “With the launch of the Danger Island franchise and 30 new productions on our slate, we really have our work cut out for us for the next decade,” said Imepilt CEO Almondi Esco. “So having a long-term partner to help you build a strong bridge between you and your audience is absolutely paramount.” The film will tell the story of 16-year-old activist Hanna, who works to raise climate awareness and fight against global warming. She runs away to the island home of the eccentric scientist she idolises, but soon realises he has a dark plan for ending the crisis. Danger Island is co-written by Mulan remake writers Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek, alongwith iZombie series writer John Bellina, and is produced by Estonian company IMEPILT Studios. Sooty and the Triffle of Doom, Little Princess and the legend of Blue Foot and Mission: Monsters! are some other Kaleidoscope animation projects in production.