Sales agency Sola Media is set to present its new project “The Sloth Lane” to buyers at the American Film Market. The animated film, an addition to the “Tales From Sanctuary City” franchise, is described as “a story of self discovery, family and friendship.”
Australia’s Like a Photon Creative is producing the film and Sola Media is handling world sales, after recently acquiring international distribution rights for the next three animated feature films in the Sanctuary City franchise.
Dotti Pace, a smart, ambitious cheetah, is voiced by the stand up comedian Leslie Jones (“Ghostbusters,” “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” “Sing”), Laura, an excitable and energetic sloth, will be voiced by Teo Vergara (“Turn Up the Volume” and “Crazy Fun Park”), Laura’s mother will be voiced by Olivia Vásquez (“Thor: Love and Thunder”), Luis, a big lovable sloth who gives the best hugs, will be voiced by Ben Gorroño (“Regresar al Final,” “Escisión,” “Pelícano”), Mani, the “most sloth” of the family, is voiced by Facundo Herrera (“Standing Up for Sunny”), Platy the Platypus, a technician, is voiced by Remy Hii (“The Princess Switch 3,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Spiderman: Far From Home”), and Arlo, a short beaked Kiwi with endless optimism, is voiced by Matteo Romaniuk.
“The Sloth Lane” follows the story of Laura, a speedy 12 year old sloth and her wonderfully odd sloth family, who are left devastated when a storm destroys their family restaurant and the only home they’ve ever known. Forced to pack up what little is left of their belongings and jump into their rickety old food truck, the family heads to Sanctuary City.
Armed with their family recipes that have been perfected over generations, their food truck becomes a huge success, which doesn’t go unnoticed by entrepreneur and snappy dresser Dotti Pace. After being deceived into giving up their secret recipes, this kooky tight knit family of sloths must defy the odds and find a way to get their beloved recipe book back.
The film is produced by Kristen Souvlis, Nadine Bates and Ryan Greaves. It is directed by Tania Vincent and Ricard Cussó. It is supported by Screen Queensland’s PDV funding and financier Alceon Entertainment.
“We have been very much looking forward to meeting the adorable family of sloths. Their journey to the fast-paced world of Sanctuary City, with their slow food truck, entertains with humor, emotions and a timely message. We are expecting international buyers to move fast on our slow sloths,” Solveig Langeland, managing director of Sola Media, said.