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Buyers ‘Get Squirrely’ for John H. Williams animation

10 February, 2016 | By Andreas Wiseman | Screen Daily

Signature Entertainment has acquired UK and Ireland rights from SC Films International to animation Get Squirrely, which it intends to release this summer.

The 3D animation, about a squirrel who plots to pull off a major heist at a giant nut factory, features the voices of Jason Jones (Pitch Perfect 2), Will Forte (Lego Movie), John Leguizamo (Ice Age), Samantha Bee (Sisters), Jim Cummings (The Lion King), Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice and John Cleese.

The Canadian feature was produced by John H. Williams (Shrek) of Vanguard Films and Dan Krech of Awesometown Entertainment. Ross Venokur directs.

Rialto acquired the film for Australia / NZ after releasing SC Films’ animation Reef 2: High Tide in 2015. Alchemy has US rights.

SC Films animations include Gamba, Monkey King: The Hero and Wish. The copmany will also handle Marina Fuentes’ 6 Sales slate during EFM.