Post-production on Captain Morten And The Spider Queen is nearing completion in Telegael’s stop-motion studio in Galway. This is the first ever feature film to be animated in stop-motion in Ireland. It is a co-production between Telegael (Ireland), Nukufilm (Estonia), Grid VFX (Belgium) and Calon (UK).
“Captain Morten And The Spider Queen” has taken three years to complete. Its voice cast is entirely Irish and includes, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Pauline McLynn, Michael McElhatton, Jason Byrne, Tommy Tiernan, Neil Delamere and introduces Cian O’Dowd and Susie Power as Morten and his friend Eliza.
The film tells the story of a young boy who learns to take control over his life when he is shrunk to the size of an insect and has to sail his own toy ship through a flooded café. But with a wicked Spider Queen and Scorpion Pirate already aboard, being captain is going to be anything but child’s play!
The majority of the animation has been produced in Studio Telegael with a crew of more than 30 artists drawn from all over Ireland and further afield.
Sola Media of Germany have been appointed global sales agents for the film which will have a 2018 release.
Watch a clip from Captain Morten And The Spider Queen
Source: Telegael; 2017.