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Renegade Animation Completes "Christmas is Here Again"

Studio Uses ?Paperless? Animation Process to Complete Feature in Nine Months (September 28, 2006)
DMN Newswire--2006-9-28--Renegade Animation has completed principal animation on the holiday-themed animated feature CHRISTMAS IS HERE AGAIN (formerly titled ?Who Stole Santas Sack?). Written and directed by Robert Zappia, the film features the voices of Kathy Bates, Ed Asner, Shirley Jones, Andy Griffith, Norm Macdonald, Brad Garrett, Colin Ford and Daniel Roebuck. Jay Leno narrates. Newcomer Madison Davenport stars as Sophiana. Carole Ann Zappia and Marco Zappia are executive producers for Easy to Dream Entertainment.

CHRISTMAS IS HERE AGAIN is currently in final post production with John Van Tongeren (THE 4400, EMPIRE) composing the score. Industry-only screenings are planned for fall. Attorney Karl Austin is representing the film for distribution.

CHRISTMAS IS HERE AGAIN is the first feature film to be produced by Renegade Animation using its proprietary ?paperless 2D animation pipeline. The companys process, which combines traditional cel and Flash animation techniques, allowed it to produce the film in its entirety at its Glendale studio with a small team of animators in less than nine months.

?By applying our traditional training and employing the latest animation tools, we have streamlined animation process and made it more affordable, said Renegade Animation executive producer Ashley Postlewaite. ?We believe it is the future of 2D animation.

Renegade Animation developed its paperless animation pipeline for the Cartoon Network series HI HI PUFFY AMIYUMI. It is currently using the process to produce animation for RE-ANIMATED, a Cartoon Network original movie.

CHRISTMAS IS HERE AGAIN is a production of Easy to Dream Productions in association with Renegade Animation; Carole Anne Zappia and Marco Zappia, executive producers. The film is written and directed by Robert Zappia; Jim Praytor, producer; Daniel Roebuck, co-producer; Darrell Van Citters, animation director; Ashley Postlewaite, animation executive producer; Mike Giaimo, production designer.

Renegade Animation is located at 116 N. Maryland Ave., Lower Level, Glendale, CA 91206. For more information, call (818) 551-2351 or visit

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