Madagascar writer Billy Frolick is to co-write Juan Galiñanes’ 3D animation Holy Night.

Madagascar writer Billy Frolick is set to write the script for Juan Galiñanes’ 3D animation Holy Night, which will be produced by Spanish studio Dygra Films.

He will co-write the script David Muñoz and Antonio Trashorras, writers of Guillermo Del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone.

Currently in production, Holy Night will be Spain’s first animation made in 3D. The Christmas-themed film will tell the story of two sets of toys – one on the side of Father Christmas and the other fighting for the Three Wise Men – in a battle to save Christmas.

Dygra Films is close to confirming a Spanish distributor and are is in talks with various US distributors. It is hoped the film will attract a top line cast of US voices alongside Spanish talent, which already includes Anabel Alonso, and that it will be ready in time for this coming Christmas.

“We have planned to make Holy Night in digital 3D from the start, which will improve the experience for the audience, to what we already believe will be a great film,” said Manolo Gomez, director of Galicia-based Dygra Films.

The studio has already had success with animations, Living Forest, which was the biggest animation at the Spanish box office in 2001, and its sequel Spirit Of The Forest, which was voiced by Ron Perlman, Sean Astin and Angelica Huston in the US last year. Both films were sold worldwide by US outfit Fantastic Films International.