Studio100, Pop Family and Telegael join ‘Being Betty Flood’ animation – The Hollywood Reporter
Germany’s Studio 100 Film, Australia’s Pop Family Entertainment and Ireland’s Telegael team up for the animated family comedy Being Betty Flood.
A feature film adaptation of the 13-book series Flooding by award-winning Australian author and illustrator Colin Thompson, Being Betty Flood follows Betty, a headstrong and intelligent 12-year-old girl who loves music and lives in a fantasy world where magic reigns supreme. She is torn between her overprotective mother and her desire to prove her musical abilities, in addition to just her magical abilities.
Betty and her family, the Floods, fled from a malevolent king who has been hunting them since before Betty was even born. Betty’s world is turned upside down when the King discovers her whereabouts and deliberately twists her family’s secret past.
Harry Cripps and Cleon Prineas adapt Thompson’s story for the screen. The 87-minute feature is expected to ship in fall 2023.
The producers say the film will be the first of its kind to use Amazon Nimble Studio, the internet giant’s production services technology, which allows creators to do everything from storyboard and visual effects to animation and final delivery, in the cloud.
Studio 100 Film manages worldwide rights and will present the project to buyers at the Cannes Film Market.