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Animation Roundup: Angelina Jolie Pitt to Produce Animated Film ‘The Breadwinner’



As Variety reports, Jolie Pitt will step in as Executive Producer for The Breadwinner, the adaptation of Deborah Ellis’ award-winning novel. Nora Towmey directs the animated feature about Parvana, a resourceful Afghan girl who disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family who is living under the Taliban regime. Here’s what Jolie Pitt had to say about the project:


“Millions of young girls like Parvana are growing up today under oppression or conflict, and helping their families to survive in those conditions. This story is a reminder of the immense value of their contribution. I am delighted to be working with a talented team of artists who I know will do justice to the richness, creativity and strength of Afghan culture and to little girls like Parvana.”

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From a recent Cartoon Saloon Q&A:




What stage of production is The Breadwinner at? What impact has Angelina Jolie had on the project? When will it be released?

The production of the film has officially started a couple of months ago, we’re currently working on layouts, backgrounds, posing and animation (both rough and clean). We do not have a confirmed release date yet but it should be sometime in 2017. – Anne Flore 



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"Set for completion in Summer 2017"








The Breadwinner features the voice talents of Saara Chaudry (Max & Shred) in the role of Parvana, Soma Bhatia (Degrassi: Next Class) as Shauzia, Laara Sadiq (Remedy) as Parvana’s mother Fattema, Ali Badshah (The Cat In The Hat) as Parvana’s father Nurullah, Shaista Latif (This is the Life) as Parvana’s sister Soraya, and Kawa Ada (Jihad Gigilo) as Razaq.


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This film is going to see an increase in box office and interest after its LAFCA win and Annie nomination sweep- just enough of a revenue spike to be noticeable.


It'd be beautiful to see this film expand larger over time, but Gkids still needs to take that assertive expansion leap. They might not ever try, and that'd be a shame.

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