EXCLUSIVE: UK outfit boards animation, readies production slate.

Moviehouse’s Cannes slate includes recent animation addition A Giant Adventure, which will feature the voices of John Goodman and Kelsey Grammar.

Goodman will play lumberjack Paul Bunyan who teams up with two adventurous kids to rescue a town from the developer’s evil clutches in this modern tale.  

The deal was negotiated by Toonz Media Group CEO Kumar together with Moviehouse’ Managing Director, Mark Vennis and cements Moviehouse’s relationship with Toonz, which also produced upcoming Magnolia US release The Hero Of Colour City, also sold by Moviehouse.

The film, which will be released in North America by Cinedigm, is produced in conjunction with U.S. animation company Exodus Film Group, whose principals, John Eraklis and Max Howard, will serve as producers together with Toonz’ CEO P. Jaya Kumar.

Simultaneously, Moviehouse is also developing a growing production slate, includingUK drama Grand Duet, about a classical instrument shop owner who deals with the loss of his wife through music, which has Bruno Ganz, Gemma Jones and Sylvia Syms attached.

Director is Paul Harrison, producers Thomas D. Adelman and Heidi Crane who is also writing.

Also on the slate are Phil Hawkins thriller The Fixer, which has Moritz Bleibtreu attached and UK drama Past Imperfect, written and to be directed by Caroline Sax and The Climber about radical American Alpine climber Gary Hemming.

Other development titles include Lord Haw Haw project The Traitor and TV projectRoberts Farm Adventures.