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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (Movie)

Source: Daily Variety

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus to be made into a major motion picture......

Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment has joined forces with Singapore-based Toonz Entertainment and Gang of 7 Animation to mount "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus," a CGI-animated feature based on the book by L. Frank Baum.

The film is expected to be ready for holiday 2010 theatrical release.
John Boorman was recently attached to direct a CG adaptation of Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."
"Santa Claus" will be the first animated film for Hyde Park. Gang of 7 Animation head Tom Tataranowicz will direct with Rich Arons and Dick Sebast. Tataranowicz wrote the script with Mark Edward Edens.
Production begins in November at the Toonz Animation Studio in India. Hyde Park will distribute internationally and shares domestic rights with G7. The film will be sold at AFM. Story follows Santa's formative years, including a battle against the heart of evil that establishes the Santa mythology.
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I have this one...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089488/
how is different it is it the same and live action?

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Somehow I've never gotten around to reading that book. I need to grab a copy so I'll be ready when the movie hits theaters!!
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If you're going to get the book, I HIGHLY recommend this version:

http://budsartbooks.com/prod.cfm/pc/LASCHC/cid/37

The story is charming and the artwork is drop dead GORGEOUS!
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Originally Posted by rodmonster View Post
I have this one...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089488/
how is different it is it the same and live action?


I think this version will be completely computer animated.

I wish they would release the Rankin Bass version on dvd.
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how is different it is it the same and live action?
Come again?

Here's the book, if anyone wants to read it:

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, by L. Frank Baum
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I have this book and I really liked it. I enjoyed the traditional storytelling of the book. What else could we expect from Baum? I'll look forward to seeing the new film!

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