Canadian animation studio Nelvena’s short film adaptation of Ashley Spires‘ picture book The Most Magnificent Thing is currently wrapping production, and the voice cast has officially been announced! At the helm is Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, in the role of “narrator”. Additionally Alison Pill (The Newsroom) will play the “Mom” character, Lilly Bartlam (The Handmaid’s Tale) is “the determined girl,” and Tony Daniels (Atomic Puppet) takes on the role of her canine best friend. The CGI-film is set to debut at various film festivals in early 2019, and will then appear on Corus Entertainment’s kids networks in Canada.
Get ready to watch Agent Binky and his fellow pets combat interstellar threats on the silver screen! That’s right – Ashley Spires‘ Binky the Space Cat series has been picked up by Canada’s Treehouse channel for kids. Be sure to tune in Fall 2019 to join your favorite animal gang, P.U.R.S.T. (Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel), in protecting their humans from danger.
Canadian animation company Nelvana has announced that, in association with Kids Can Press, they will begin producing an animated short based on Ashley Spires‘s bestselling picture book The Most Magnificent Thing. The short is currently in pre-production. The Most Magnificent Thing tells of a young girl’s trial and error attempts to create the most magnificent thing ever, and has been praised for its portrayal of the creative process and its message of perseverance and hard work. Ashley is excited by the short, saying, “There can never be enough opportunities to present young female characters as empowered, inventive problem-solvers to inspire children…I can’t wait to see the final product.” Keep an eye out for this exciting new short! You can find out more information about the film here.