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‘Toy Story’ Screenwriters Ben Stassen Set $25 Million for ‘Lovers’

nWave Studios (“The Son of Bigfoot,” “Sammy”) is set to produce “The Inseparables,” a $25 million animated feature film based on an original idea by screenwriters Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow. Oscar nominees for “Toy Story”. ”

The feature film is jointly produced by nWave Studios in Belgium, Octopolis in France and A Contracorriente Films in Spain.

Cohen and Sokolow wrote the feature with Cal Brunker, Bob Barlen (“Paw Patrol”, “Bigfoot”), Matthieu Zeller and Jérémie Degruson.

Degruson, who previously directed some of nWave Studios’ biggest animated hits “The House of Magic,” “Bigfoot Junior,” and Bigfoot Family,” is on board to direct “The Inseparables.”

The animated film follows the misadventures of Don, a runaway puppet with a boundless imagination, and DJ Doggy Dog, an abandoned stuffed animal in need of a friend, as they cross paths in Central Park and s team up against all odds for an epic New York friendship adventure.

The film will be delivered in July 2023 in 2D and 3D formats. International sales are handled by nWave and Octopolis, both of which are part of MZM, the production group launched by Matthieu Zeller, a respected former executive at Studiocanal.

nWave and Octopolis previously handled international sales of “Chickenhare” and “Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness”. Zeller said the company now handles worldwide distribution of its films. The brand benefits from release contracts with several key distributors such as BelgaFilm, VolgaFilm and ScanBox. nWave previously worked with Studiocanal and then Charades on sales.

nWave Studios is a leading provider of ambitious European animated feature films for independent distributors. His best-known films include “A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures”, “The House of Magic”, “The Wild Life”, “Fly Me to the Moon”, and “The Son of Bigfoot”. All have racked up over $300 million at the worldwide box office.

Cohen and Sokolow are replaced by APA