Stray Animated Adaptation 09 05 23

STRAY animated adaptation in development

Annapurna Animation is developing an adaptation of the video game STRAY, the company announced.

The company, a division of Annapurna Pictures, also plans to adapt more titles from video game publisher Annapurna Interactive‘s extensive library.

The news comes as part of a larger announcement that Annapurna Animation is ramping up its creative leadership team and feature slate.

NIOMONA director Nick Bruno, industry veteran and NIMONA producer Julie Zackary, and Erica Pulcini have all joined Annapurna Animation. Zackary, a former Blue Sky Studios executive, will act as Annapurna Animation’s head of animation production. Pulcini will act as creative executive and help curate, develop, and further define Annapurna Animation’s feature film slate.

Bruno will develop and direct an untitled original feature film, and is actively developing several new original ideas under Annapurna Interactive.

FOO, the new project from director Chris Wedge, is also in development. Wedge wrote and directod Blue Sky Animation’s Bunny in 1998, before going on to direct Ice Age in 2002.

Annapurna Animation’s debut project NIMONA premiered on June 14 at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and released globally via Netflix on June 30.

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