Currently in production at Cinesite Animation studios in Montréal, Charming is an upcoming American-Canadian 3D computer-animated musical comedy film directed and written by Ross Venokur.
‘Charming’ is centered around a twist on fairy tale convention that involves all three princesses: Snow White (Avril Lavigne), Cinderella (Ashley Tisdale) and Sleeping Beauty (G.E.M.) who all find that they are somehow engaged to the same man: Prince Charming (Wilmer Valderrama).
The animated feature is being produced by John H. Williams (Shrek, Valiant) for 3QU Media. Recording artist and actress Demi Lovato is executive producing the film’s music score, as well as voicing the female lead, Lenore. Australian recording artist and songwriter Sia (who is also a member of the voice cast) has written two songs; “Magical” and “Balladino”, performed by Lovato and Furler respectively. Also, Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump penned a song named “Trophy Boy”, which will be sung by Lavigne, Tisdale and G.E.M.
This is the first in a multi-picture deal between Cinesite and 3QU Media. Charming is set for release in 2016.
Cinesite’s Charming team includes Animation Director Jason Ryan (co-founder of online training school iAnimate), Line Producer Victoria Itow-Tsering and Head of Story Howard Baker.