Universal Music Group’s Polygram Entertainment and Fox Animation announced this week that they have partnered together to produce and animated feature film based on the songs and music of Bob Marley.
As reported by Variety, Cedella Marley, daughter of Bob and Rita Marley, has been tapped to serve as a co-producer on the project, alongside Polygram Entertainment studio head David Blackman, and E. Brian Dobbins of Principato-Young. The writing and chief production roles behind the film’s development will be led by Kenya Barris, best known for her work on “Black-ish” and “Girls Trip.”
“My father has inspired art and artists around the world and I’m excited to embark on a new creative venture that highlights his incredible music,” said Cedella Marley of the new film. “We are thrilled to work with Kenya Barris and David Blackman on this project as well as a Fox Animation who gave us this platform to introduce a new generation to my father’s music.”
Fox Animation co-Presidents Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird also voiced their excitement, stating in their official press announcement, “We not only have the opportunity to build new relationships for the studio, but we get to tell a story, inspired by the music of Bob Marley, one of the greatest music legends of our time.”
Source: New Animated Film Is Built Around Bob Marley Songs | GRAMMY.com
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