EXCLUSIVE: Umedia International has boarded Spanish animation studio The Thinklab’s family feature DEEP, a script by former Dreamworks writer-director Mike de Seve of Baboon Animation.

Peter Rogers and his team at Umedia will show a sizzle reel to buyers here.

The film is about an octopus, fish and shrimp in the year 2100 when the oceans have risen.

Julio Soto, whose credits include Disney TV show Fluffs!, directs.

“DEEP is an hilarious feature animation that offers us a unique, comical look at the never before animated magical deep-sea world of amazing creatures that live in the world’s deepest ocean trenches,” says Peter Rogers of Umedia International.

“Julio’s extraordinary imagination has delivered a complete magical world reminiscent of some of recent cinema’s best loved animations. DEEP is not only expertly animated, it is also populated with characters who will become household names to millions of children on its release.”

Soto adds, “We want to highlight the importance of the values we want to transmit to kids and adults, not only about the environment and its protection, but also about the fact that despite the main characters are extremely small, eccentric and vulnerable, their combined strength, friendship and bravery shows that no matter how small you are, you can still save the planet.”

Character development is managed by Sergio Pablos’ Spa Studios. Adriana Malfatti and Jorge Bazaco are producing.