DNEG and Locksmith Animation
Founded by producer and director Sarah Smith (left) and producer Julie Lockhart (right), alongside Elisabeth Murdoch (centre), Locksmith Animation’s ambition is to become a UK contemporary for US animation giants Disney-Pixar and DreamWorks. The new studio is backed by DNEG, and we are proud to be Locksmith’s digital production partner.
Locksmith, which has a worldwide multi-picture output deal with 20th Century Fox, is already in production on its first project Ron’s Gone Wrong, which is slated for a November 2020 release. Directed by JP Vine, a veteran Pixar story artist, the film is about the friendship between an 11-year-old boy and a malfunctioning robot in a world of digital connectivity and social media.