Cillian Murphy and Alfred Molina in Irish/Estonian Animated Co-Production


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Giant Animation are delighted to announce the commencement of production on The Overcoat, a 26 minute animated film featuring the voice talents of Cillian Murphy and Alfred Molina. The supporting voice cast includes Devorah Dailey, Mikel Murfi, Michael McElhatton, Sam McGovern and Fiona O’Shaughnessy.

Written for the screen by Hugh O’Conor, the film is an adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s classic short story about an office worker (Cillian Murphy) who saves all his money to buy a new coat in time for Christmas, only to have fate take a ghostly hand.

The film will combine both traditional and modern animation techniques to bring the much-loved story and characters to life.

Supported by The Irish Film Board (Bord Scannán na hÉireann), RTÉ and the Estonian Film Institute, The Overcoat is a co-production between Giant Animation in Ireland and A Film Estonia.

Executive Producer: Hugh O’Conor
Directors: Sean Mullen & Meelis Arulepp
Producers: Méabh Tammemägi (Ireland) & Kristel Tõldsepp (Estonia)

Giant Animation are an award winning animation studio based in Dublin, Ireland. Our work ranges from short films and series work to interactive and game development, advertising and illustration work. Previous productions include IFTA-winning short film Geist, and the children’s series Go Jetters for BBC Worldwide and Cbeebies. Giant are currently developing original, international content across a wide variety of platforms.

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A Film Estonia is an animation studio in Tallinn, Estonia. Established in 1994, the studio has worked for many major European and US studios including Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros. Feature Animation, Animagic, Motionworks, TerraGlyph, Egmont Imagination and Happy Life. Previous productions include short animated children’s films The Little Short-sighted Snake and If I Were a Grown-up 1 & 2 and visuals production for the short animated film When Life Departs, which received an Oscar nomination for the Best Animated Short Film in 1998.

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