Nelvana, in association with Kids Can Press, is due to start production of a special 22-minute short film based on Ashley Spires’s bestselling picture book of the same name The Most Magnificent Thing.
Featuring high-quality CGI and produced in 4k resolution, The Most Magnificent Thing animates Spires’s tale about an unnamed girl, her furry best friend and their quest to make the most magnificent thing.
The girl knows how it will look and work. All she has to do is make it and she does that often. After several trials and several errors, the girl realises that making the most magnificent thing might not be as easy as she had thought but with the help of her furry best friend and ample of dedication and imagination, she manages to get it right.
Currently in the pre-production stage, where the story outline is being developed and pre-visuals outlined, the film will be directed by Canadian helmer Arna Selznick.
“We are delighted to be working with our colleagues at Kids Can Press to bring another one of their prolific tales to life on screen,” said Scott Dyer, President, Nelvana. “We were inspired by Spires’s story of a young girl and her vision. We have ensured that we make The Most Magnificent Thing the most magnificent thing we can,” he added.