The Claus Supremacy
An animated Christmas film for all the family
The Claus Supremacy is a new animated family feature film, produced by Richard Turner and Terry Stone. Following on the heels of "Saving Santa" and "Nativity!", the new film remains in a familar territory for the two producers. The project is fully scripted and work has started on modelling, rigging, and animating key characters.
The film starts with a typical winter holiday scene: Snow falling, beautiful landscapes, quaint villages and almost Dickensian cityscapes – but with the curious juxtaposition of ‘modern life’ conveniences. But our story is based in an ucronian world. A voice over (the incumbent Santa Claus) describes the Christmas ideal – the story of Santa, the children, parents shopping, food on the table, feast and family time. His voice is deep and generous in tone, tinged more than a little with self-importance (he is Santa, after all!).
We accelerate away from these scenes and out into space from where we can see the Earth far below – part in daylight, part in night. We plummet back Earthwards in to the night time part of Earth. Lights appear and we arrive on the roof of a particular house as Santa arrives with his reindeer and the presents.
Santa jumps into the chimney and we follow him, scooting downwards, then reverse back upwards, leaving Santa at the base of the chimney. In a fun story we discover how the Santa we know and love gets to deliver all thopse presents to all those children world-wide, and we watch as the whole operation is put at risk by a greedy corporation trying to take Christmas into the 'modern' world. There are plenty of wonderful set pieces and lots of fun, music and humour for both kids and grown-ups.
We'll be introducing some of our characters over the next few months, so do check back regularly!