Cedella Marley & Kenya Barris Will Produce Animated Bob Marley Film

Monday, 19 February 2018 17:30
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Cedella Marley teams up with Fox Animation and Polygram Entertainment to develop a new animated film on the life of Bob Marley with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris set to write and produce.

Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Universal Music Group's Polygram Entertainment will come together in developing a new animated film based on the music of reggae legend Bob Marley. Kenya Barris will write and produce the project which is described as "an animated musical love letter to the late Marley's legendary music and to the people of Jamaica."

"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 in describing the venture. "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."

Cedella Marley and David Blackman, Head of Polygram Entertainment, will also produce the film along with E. Brian Dobbins from Principato-Young Entertainment. As part of his overall deal with Twentieth Century Fox Film, Kenya Barris will produce through his company Khalablo In Society.

"As we continue to ramp up and diversify our slate of films at Fox Animation, we are thrilled to be working with Cedella Marley, Kenya Barris and Polygram Entertainment on this project," said Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird. "In doing so, 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."


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