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Matthew Cherry is set to debut his feature film entitled “Tut” with Sony Pictures Animation (SPA), Variety reports.
Based on an original concept from Cherry and Monica A. Young, “Tut” is an afro-futuristic animated take on the life of the boy king Tutankhamun. This movie is the first feature film from Cherry, who won an Academy Award for his short film, “Hair Love,” and is currently developing a new series, “Young Love,” for HBO Max, based on the short.
“Tut” is a coming of age tale that explores and celebrates ancient Egypt’s culture, known for its plethora of innovative and modern technologies. The film marks the third collaboration between Cherry and Sony Animation executive VP, Karen Rupert Toliver, who also made history as the first Black woman to earn an Oscar in animation for her collaboration with Cherry on “Hair Love.”
SPA president Kristine Belson spoke about the new film with Cherry, saying, “[Matthew is] one of today’s most exceptional creative voices. We had the privilege of collaborating with him on his first animated short, which has since evolved into his first animated series – and we’re so proud to team up again on his first animated feature, ‘Tut.’ Matthew has a bold and modern take on this story rarely told, filled with magic, music, and powerful themes – and we’re thrilled that we get to go on this adventure together.”
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) October 14, 2020advertisement
“[I am] beyond excited to explore the magical world of ancient Egypt through the eyes of its youngest ruler, King Tut. I’ve always wanted to dive deeper into the legend of the boy king, and we can’t think of better partners to embark upon this journey with than Kristine Belson, Karen Toliver and the great people at Sony Pictures Animation,” Cherry said.
No word yet on when “Tut” will air, but this is going to be great!
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