|The Ark and the Aardvark|
|Directed by||John Stevenson|
|Produced by||Keith Kjarval |
|Written by|| Philip LaZebnik |
|Story by||Richie Chavez |
|Cinematography||Anthony Di Ninno|
|Edited by||Stan Webb|
The Ark and the Aardvark (originally titled Noah's Ark) is an upcoming American computer animated adventure comedy film directed by John Stevenson and written by Philip LaZebnik and Glen Dolman. The film tells the story of an aardvark who becomes the leader of a group of misfit animals in order to bring all the animals onto Noah's Ark. The film stars the voices of Miles Teller, Aubrey Plaza, Jenny Slate, Rob Riggle, Craig Robinson and Stephen Merchant.
The story follows an outcast aardvark by the name of Gilbert, who becomes the reluctant leader of a ragtag group of misfit animals that need to be led to the mighty ark before the impending flood. Along their journey, they band together to conquer unforeseen obstacles, and ultimately, Gilbert discovers within himself the inner strength and ingenuity to prove that in a world of "twos", he was truly destined to be "the one".
It was announced that Unified Pictures would produce a $35 million budgeted computer animated film, Noah's Ark, which Philip LaZebnik would write the screenplay, with ElectroAge handling the animation. 's director John Stevenson to handle the creative work on the film with Cameron Hood as co-director. While later on August 20, 2014, it was reported that Stevenson had been hired as the director of the film, which had a script from LaZebnik and Glen Dolman. On October 3, 2016, Miles Teller was set to voice the lead character Gilbert in the film, new titled The Ark and the Aardvark, which Keith Kjarval and Kurt Rauer would produce the film for Unified.In March 2013, the studio hired Kung Fu Panda
As of October 2016, the film is in production in Los Angeles.
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