EXCLUSIVE: Sales to kick off at AFM.

Sydney and Los Angeles based Odin’s Eye Entertainment has taken on the animated feature Animal Crackers.

The film is co-directed by Tony Bancroft (Mulan) and creator Scott Christian Sava (The Dreamland Chronicles).

Voice cast announcements are expected to be made at AFM, where Odin’s Eye will kick off sales. The film is in production now for delivery in 2016.

The story is about a workaholic dad who inherits a rundown circus. He discovers a magical box of animal crackers that gives him the ability to become any animal from the box.

“It’s incredibly rare to discover a property with such a strong premise, that is equally matched with first class storytelling, creativity and technical talent,” said OEE’s Michael Favelle. “To say we have high expectations for this film is somewhat of an understatement.”

The film is co-written by Dean Lorey (Arrested Development) and Sava. The film’s producers include Sava, George Lee and Marcus Englefield from Storyoscopic Films, James Thomason and Leiming Guan. Executive producers are Harry Mok, Nathalie Martinez, Sam Chi, Taylor Huang and Favelle.

The crew also includes character designer Carter Goodrich (Despicable Me).