Indie financer Unified Pictures (Bob Funk) is launching development of $35 million CG-animated feature Noah’s Ark - to be told from the point of view of the animals in the ark.This is just the latest in a series of Noah films, several of which have been animated. And as Peter goes on to mention there are supposedly another 3 animated Noah's Ark films in production (not to mention Darren Aronofsky, so who knows which of them will actually happen.
Unified has signed Philip LaZebnik (The Prince of Egypt, Mulan, Pocahontas) to script. The shingle’s relying on its private financing, and ElectroAge has already started on the animation.
Unified topper Keith Kjarval said improvements in CG technology will make it possible to give Ark the look and feel of a studio pic. He anticipates that the toon will be completed over the next two years.
Anyway, given the release of Evan Almighty earlier in the year, I was surprised to see that I'd not yet made a list of Noah films, so here it is:
Noah's Ark (1909)There are a few other minor films/cartoons showing on the IMDB, so I may add them in in the next few days.
The Deluge (1911)
The Bible: Noah (1921) [Part of series]
Noah's Ark (1928)
Father Noah's Ark (1933)
Green Pastures (1936)
Noah's Ark (1959)
Noah (1964) [Belgian]
The Bible: In the Beginning (1966)
In Search of Noah's Ark (1976) [Documentary]
Greatest Heroes of the Bible: The Story of Noah (1976)
Genesis: Creation and the Flood (1994)
Testament: Creation and Flood (1996)
Noah's Ark (1999) [TV}
Fantasia 2000 (1999)
Evan Almighty (2007)