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Scholastic’s Goblins to get film treatment

Portland, Oregon-based animation company Laika (Coraline, the upcoming ParaNorman) has optioned the Philip Reeve-penned novel Goblins for the big screen as a 3D, stop-motion animated film for all ages.
April 19, 2012

Portland, Oregon-based animation company Laika (Coraline, the upcoming ParaNorman) has optioned the Philip Reeve-penned novel Goblins for the big screen as a 3D, stop-motion animated film for all ages.

Mark Gustafson (The PJs, The Fantastic Mr. Fox) is on-board to direct the film version of the Scholastic book published in the UK on April 5, 2012 that is set for a US release in fall 2013.

Goblins, set in a magical world of monsters, goblins and humans, follows the adventures of a young goblin named Skarper who gets swept up in a conflict that will determine the fate of the world.

Production and release dates have yet to be announced.

Guftafson is also currently co-directing Guillermo Del Toro’s new stop-motion adaptation of Pinocchio for The Jim Henson Company.

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Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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