Apple in talks to acquire two animated films from Skydance Animation

Apple is in discussions to acquire two John Lasseter-produced titles from Skydance Animation, “Luck” and “Spellbound” for Apple TV+, reports Variety. The films had been set up at Paramount Pictures.

Both “Luck” and “Spellbound” were set for release in 2022. The former is directed by Peggy Holmes, and follows the unluckiest girl in the world. When she stumbles upon the never-before-seen world of good and bad luck, she must join together with magical creatures to uncover a force more powerful than even luck itself. It was dated for Feb. 18.

“Spellbound” is a musical fantasy set in a world of magic where a young girl sets out to break the spell that has split her kingdom in two, which was slated for November 2021.

Lasseter is an American animator, film director, screenwriter, producer, voice actor and former chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar and Disneytoon Studios. Skydance Media specializes in film, animation, TV and video games. Skydance Animation is its animation department that Lasseter heads.