Shout Studios And Blue Fox Entertainment Nab Animated Film ‘The Canterville Ghost’

Shout Studios and Blue Fox Entertainment have acquired the rights to the animated feature film ‘The Canterville Ghost,’ which stars British comedian Stephen Fry as the titular ghost Sir Simon de Canterville.

Deadline reports, “Shout! Studios and Blue Fox Entertainment have jointly acquired North American rights to the starry new animated feature The Canterville Ghost from Beverly Hills-based sales agent Cinema Management Group.”

“A Stephen Fry-led reimagining of the same-name short story by Oscar Wilde that screened as an Official Selection of the 2023 Annecy Animation Film Festival, The Canterville Ghost tells the story of a modern American family that moves to their recently purchased country home, Canterville Chase in England, only to find it is haunted by a ghost,” they added.

The collaboration will ensure the animated movie will arrive in theaters on Halloween. Shortly thereafter it will receive a home video release and will debut on various streaming services.

You can watch the trailer below:

Besides starring in the movie, Fry also served as a co-executive producer. The movie also stars Hugh Laurie (House, Stuart Little), Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor, Bates Motel), Emily Carey (Wonder Woman, Game of Thrones – House of Dragons), David Harewood (Supergirl, Homeland), Meera Syal (Yesterday, Beautiful Thing), Miranda Hart (Spy, Call the Midwife) with Toby Jones (The Girl, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter, The Crown).

Shout Studios describes the synopsis as follows,

“Join us on an Oscar Wilde adventure where… being scary is not what it used to be! As the nineteenth century gives way to the twentieth and scientific invention brings forth new ways of traversing and seeing the world, a modern American family moves to their recently purchased country home, Canterville Chase in England, only to find it is haunted by a ghost. Effectively, Sir Simon de Canterville has been haunting the grounds of Canterville Chase successfully for over three hundred years, but he meets his match when he tries to scare out the new arrivals.”

The original comedic short story was published in two parts in the literary magazine ‘The Court and Society Review’ on February 23rd and March 2, 1887, respectively.

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