Dreamworks Fuses Pen & CG With “Shadow”

DreamWorks Animation has announced this weekend that it will produce the 3D original feature “Me and My Shadow” for a release March 2013.

The story follows Shadow Stan, an extremely frustrated shadow who yearns for a dynamic life but happens to be stuck with Stanley Grubb, the world’s most boring human. Finally pushed to the brink, Shadow Stan breaks the singular rule of the Shadow World and takes control of Stanley.

The film will utilise a groundbreaking combination of both CG and traditional animation techniques blended seamlessly together. Mark Dindal (“Chicken Little,” “The Emperor’s New Groove”) is the film’s director.

Bill Damaschke, Co-President of Production for DreamWorks Animation, said in a press release that “we are embarking on an exciting goal to break new creative ground at DreamWorks Animation by combining the time-honored tradition of hand drawn animation with the magical sophistication of CG characters and worlds in ways that have never been experienced by audiences before.”