Director James Stewart’s stop-motion animated short “Foxed” is being re-developed as a feature film with an accompanying Oculus Rift-compatible virtual reality experience.
In the short, a group of children are kidnapped by foxes and forced to work in mines. The feature-length version will continue the story with the children having to learn to work together to escape and save their town.
Prospero Pictures and Geneva Film Co. will produce the native 3D shot picture which is targeting a 2017 release. The short debuted in October this year and rocked to the top spot of iTunes that month.
The Oculus Rift experience will combine 3D stop-motion animation, CG animation and live action and will tell a separate, yet similar story that will be active in 360 degrees as well as being non-linear.