“Harold’s magical world”: new film by Carlos Saldanha premieres for jurors at #Giffoni54

Anticipation is growing for  “HAROLD’S MAGICAL WORLD,” the new film by Carlos Saldanha, which will premiere for jurors at #Giffoni54 on July 26. Anticipation is growing for  “HAROLD’S MAGICAL WORLD,” the new film by Carlos Saldanha, which will premiere for jurors at #Giffoni54 on July 26. The festival-scheduled for July 19-28-is getting ready to host an event halfway between Live-Action Family Adventure and Comedy, which will reach Italian screens on Sept. 12, produced by Sony Pictures and distributed by Eagle Pictures.

Inside his book, the adventurous Harold (Zachary Levi) can bring anything to life simply by drawing it. After growing up and drawing himself out of the pages of the book and into the real world, Harold discovers he has a lot to learn about real life and that his trusty purple pencil can spark far more hilarious pranks than he ever thought possible. When the power of unlimited imagination gets into the wrong hands, it will take all of Harold and his friends’ creativity to save his world and the real world.

“HAROLD’S MAGICAL WORLD” is the first film adaptation of the beloved children’s classic that has captivated young readers for decades. The screenplay is by David Guion and Michael Handelman, while the cast includes, in addition to Zachary Levi, Lil Rel Howery, Benjamin Bottani, Jemaine Clement, Tanya Reynolds, Alfred Molina and Zooey Deschanel. The Sony Pictures film is produced by John Davis, executive producers Jeremy Stein and Jenny Hinkey. Screenwriters David Guion and Michael Handelman took on Crockett Johnson’s celebrated work. Crockett Johnson (1906-1975) pseudonym of David Johnson Leisk, was the author and illustrator of about twenty children’s books. After studying art at Cooper Union and then at New York University, he turned to comics, creating Barnaby, one of the most popular strips of the 20th century. Thanks to his wife Ruth Krauss, who was a writer, he approached the world of children’s books. He became famous with the Harold series, a classic still translated worldwide. Carlos Saldanha is currently one of the highest-rated directors of animated films in the United States. After graduating with an animation degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York, Carlos joined the Blue Sky animation studios in 1993. 2002 marked his breakthrough on the international scene: with Chris Wedge he co-directed ICE AGE and it was a hit. Jurors will therefore have the opportunity to plunge into a story full of emotions and twists, which will captivate the audience thanks to a gripping plot and direction.



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