Digital Production Studios (DPS), the New Jersey-based 3Danimation subsidiary of IDT Media, has signed a services agreement with Germanproduction company BAF Berlin Animation Film.

Under the terms of the deal DPS will act as the single sourceanimation company for Happily N'Ever After, a 3-D animated revisiting of classic Brothers Grimm fairytales.

Work has already begun on the feature, which stars the vocaltalents of Sigourney Weaver, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr, amongothers.

Paul Bolger will direct from an original screenplay by RobertMoreland, Rainer Soehnlein will serve as executive producer, and Shrek 1& 2 producer andVanguard Films principal John H Williams will produce.

DPS will performanimation services on the film including, modeling, rigging, texturing, colour,location construction, 3-D workbook, lighting, effects, rendering andcompositing.