Noah’s Ark cartoons — an update


This news is about a month old now, but better late than never.

Variety reports that Rising India — which, despite its name, is based in the United States, apparently — is teaming up with Unified Pictures to produce and distribute their animated version of Noah’s Ark, the development of which was first announced two years ago.

Rising India is contributing $40 million to the movie’s overall budget, and the actual making of the movie will take place in Los Angeles and Singapore. The companies hope to have the movie ready for a theatrical release in the fall of 2011.

This is but one of several cartoons about Noah’s Ark — whether literal or quasi-allegorical — that are in various stages of development or production right now. Other such films that I have noted here include:

  1. Noah’s Ark: The New Beginning — Promenade Pictures
  2. Rock the Boat — Gaumont
  3. Not the End of the World — Illuminated Films
  4. Aardvark Art’s Ark — Warner Brothers

At least two Noah-themed cartoons have been released overseas as well, in the last few years, though as far as I know they have not yet come to North America, except for the occasional special screening:
  1. El Arca — Patagonik Film Group
  2. The Missing Lynx — Kandor Graphics

And then there are the seemingly defunct projects that were once being developed by Bill Cosby and Walden Media — to say nothing of recent and proposed live-action efforts like Sold Out!, Darren Aronofsky’s Noah and Evan Almighty (2007).

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