Donaldson's Stick Man gets film adaptation

Donaldson's Stick Man gets film adaptation

Entertainment company Magic Light Pictures is to adapt Stick Man, the picture book written by author Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, into a film.
 
Magic Light acquired the rights from Scholastic and the Caroline Sheldon Literacy Agency and will produce a half-hour animated film for broadcast in 2015. The film will be directed by Jeroen Jaspaert, co-directed by Daniel Snaddon, and produced by Magic Light’s Martin Pope and Michael Rose. Triggerfish Animation Studios in Cape Town will produce the animations.
 
Scholastic m.d. Catherine Bell said Stick Man, about a stick man who tries to return to the family tree by Christmas, will make an “amazing film”, adding: “We look forward to seeing the exceptional talent and distinctive wit that Magic Light Pictures brings to all its work.”
 
Stick Man is the fourth Donaldson/Scheffler book Magic Light has turned into a film. The company has also adapted Room on a Broom. The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, published by Macmillan Children’s Books.