The Inventor, directed by Oscar-nominated
Directed by Oscar-nominated Ratatouille co-screenwriter Jim Capobianco in his feature debut, the stop-motion feature tells the story of Leonardo da Vinci (voiced by Fry) as he leaves Italy to join the French court where he can experiment, invent flying contraptions and other machines, and study the human body.Joined in his adventure by the audacious Princess Marguerite (Ridley), da Vinci attempts to uncover the answer to the ultimate question: “What is the meaning of life?”Pierre-Luc Granjon co-directed
TheInventor, which is a US-France-Ireland co-production produced by Robert Rippberger of SIE Films, Capobianco, Adrian Politowski, and Martin Metz.
Blue Fox plans an August 25 theatrical release. Blue Fox’s James Huntsman said, “We applaud Jim, his talented team of artists and actors for jumping into stop motion animation.” Blue Fox negotiated with The Exchange, Slated and Rippberger from SIE Films. mk2 handles international rights and KMBO will distribute in France in January 2024.
Capobianco worked on various films at Disney including The Lion King , The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
. In 1997 he joined Pixar and worked as a story artist on A Bug’s Life and contributed story material to Toy Story 2.“We loved the boldness”: FIDMarseille and FIDLab heads highlight 11 festival titles