Karine Vanasse, Gabriel Lessard, Guy Nadon and Marc Labrèche will voice the main characters of the animated feature film Felix and the treasure of Morgaa
KARINE VANASSE, GABRIEL LESSARD,
GUY NADON and MARC LABRÈCHE
will voice the main characters of the animated feature film
To be released during Spring Break 2021
Montreal, September 2, 2020 – Maison 4:3 and 10th Ave Productions are proud to announce the French-language cast of the upcoming animated feature directed by Nicola Lemay, Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa. The various animated characters will be voiced by Gabriel Lessard (Felix), Karine Vanasse (Morgäa/Madeleine), who also voices her character in the English version, Guy Nadon (Tom) and Marc Labrèche (Klaus). Also joining this impressive cast are Antoine Durand (Jack), Tristan Harvey (Paul Potvin – Bruce Bagwell in English), Éveline Gélinas (Annie), Catherine Proulx-Lemay (Mylène – Marlene), Frédéric Desager (Bobo – Hipster) and Louis Lacombe-Petrowski (Max).
“The cast of Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa has been quite simply fantastic. The actors and actresses have masterfully brought their characters to life, giving them souls, depth and humanity. In short, they’ve ‘solidified’ their characters’ existence. As far as I’m concerned, Felix, Tom, Morgäa, Klaus and the others now truly inhabit the Magdalen Islands or some other part of the country – they breathe, work, eat, laugh, cry, play, and go fishing. Their voices are the ultimate proof of their existence. In both dramatic and comic scenes, the actors have supplied the necessary nuance to give the fine visual character animation all the richness and auditory depth that it requires,” observes director Nicola Lemay.
Convinced that his father, who disappeared at sea two years ago, is still alive, 12-year-old Felix embarks on a search for him in the company of Old Tom, a retired fisherman; Squawk, a thieving one-legged parrot; and Rover, a cat who acts like a dog. Their journey takes them to Darkshadow Island, where a secret community inhabits an underground city, ruled by the megalomaniacal Morgäa, possessor of a priceless treasure.
With a career spanning over 15 years as a director, illustrator, animator, and storyboard artist for animated and live-action films, Nicola Lemay is definitely a versatile artist! He has worked on a multitude of projects and won prestigious awards. Nicola’s been working with the 10th Ave team for over eight years now. Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa is based on his original idea. It’s the first animated feature that Nicola has directed, and producer Nancy Florence Savard is delighted to be collaborating with him on this new phase of his career. “And it won’t be his last,” the producer proudly promises. The script is by Marc Robitaille. Distributed by Maison 4:3 and produced by 10th Ave Productions, Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa will premiere in Quebec during Spring Break 2021.
10th Ave Productions
Founded in 1998 by producer/director Nancy Florence Savard, and headquartered in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, 10th Ave Productions is a Canadian leader in 3D animated feature film production. The company produced the first 100% Canadian 3D animated feature, The Legend of Sarila, which premiered in 2013. It also produced the hit animated film The Rooster of St-Victor, which was Canada’s first French-language animated feature. The company’s most recent 3D production, Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly & Simon, has been selected for over 25 festivals, and rights have been sold in 71 countries around the world. 10th Ave Productions is now in postproduction on its fourth animated feature, Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa, which is scheduled for release during Spring Break 2021.
MAISON 4:3 is a film distribution company founded in 2014. It’s a boutique distributor that places its know-how at the service of creators and their films, elaborating launch strategies and supporting works through the different stages of their distribution. MAISON 4:3 presents profoundly human stories that are at once meaningful and unique.