Carl Reed Launches Composition Media Animation Studio

Academy Award-winning quick Hair Love producer Carl Reed has launched a brand new animation studio, Composition Media, that may deal with animated movie and TV content material for the worldwide market that highlights minority and underrepresented communities.

The St. Louis-based studio is kicking off its slate with two animated options and an animated youngsters’ TV collection:

The 2D animated adult-comedy Unhealthy Grandmas follows a close-knit group of unfiltered older women as they try to remain related as they age. They social gathering, get Brazilian Butt Lifts, go to nightclubs, and present how 65 is now the brand new 25 whereas celebrating the concept it’s by no means too late to have enjoyable and be younger at coronary heart. Created by Brandon Lee Anderson (represented by Joseph Adeife of Adeife & Rabii APC), the movie is govt produced by Reed, Harvey, and Brandon R. Williams.

Sky & Luna is the primary film in an eight-picture partnership with Labid Aziz’s PoC Studios. The story follows a lonely 11-year-old named Sky, who lastly finds a brand new greatest pal who’s out of this world… actually. Luna is a shapeshifting alien despatched to Earth to discover the planet. As an alternative, she is hunted by a top-secret authorities group tasked with eradicating extraterrestrial threats – a corporation run by Sky’s personal mom! Based mostly on a narrative by Creation Station and Man of Motion, the movie will likely be directed by Duncan Rouleau, with Patricia Villetto writing the screenplay. Reed is producing alongside Man of Motion, Creation Station, and PoC Studios Chief Inventive Officer Andy Cosby.

Composition can also be adapting the favored board sport Catapult Feud as an animated tv collection of the identical title. The children’ collection is about two feuding households, the Cunningfields and the Chauforts, who compete with catapults and conspiracies to beat one another and rule the Kingdom. Nonetheless, whereas the adults simply can’t appear to get alongside, it is not the tip of the world (but) as a result of the following era of Cunningfields and Chauforts has a plan to convey the peace.

“I’m extremely excited to lastly unveil our animation studio and showcase the unbelievable work our group has been pouring their hearts and souls into,” said Reed. “Our intention is to interrupt the mould and elevate the artwork of animation by producing content material that really represents our audiences. However greater than that, we wish to push the boundaries of what animation will be. It is time to transfer previous the restrictions of animation as only a style and discover the limitless prospects of this medium.”

Reed co-founded Lion Forge Comics in 2011 and later co-founded Lion Forge Animation in 2018, serving as its President and Chief Inventive Officer. At Lion Forge, Reed produced Matthew Cherry’s Academy Award-winning Hair Love, Rise Up, Sing Out, an Annie Award and NAACP Picture Award-nominated animated musical collection that includes music by The Roots for Disney Junior/Disney+, and the Emmy-nominated animated musical collection Rhymes By Instances created by Nick Jr./Noggin that includes music carried out by Christopher Jackson (Hamilton).

Supply: Composition Media

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