Vancouver, Canada-based CG animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment is tapping its creative resources to develop three new proprietary projects.
Ogo, in development as a theatrical animation movie, is based on Canada’s famous water monster, believed to reside in Lake Okanagan in the south-central interior of British Columbia. The story is about a little girl who reveals the monster’s existence to the world and then must do everything in her power to protect it.
Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, being developed as a series of animated holiday specials for TV and home entertainment, is based on the 1939 children’s classic written by American author DuBose Heyward. Rainmaker has acquired the rights to the book, in which Heyward tells the story of a country bunny who always dreams of being one of the five Easter bunnies chosen by the Grandfather Bunny.
Ting & Juma: The Movie rounds out the initial Rainmaker development slate. Ting is an alien with an attitude, while Juma is a forest dweller with a thirst for adventure. Rainmaker’s artists created the characters and have already produced several short films of their exploits together. Rainmaker is currently taking pitches from writers for the project.
The company, which purchased Mainframe Entertainment and its CG-animated series ReBoot, is currently seeking distribution partners for its new properties.