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ELTON JOHN TO PRODUCE ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER HIT ON FILM

February 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Elton John, no stranger to animated musicals — with Tim Rice he wrote, and in some instances performed, the musical numbers in The Lion King — has acquired the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Weber’s stage hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. His production company, Rocket Pictures, announced that it will adapt the show as an animated feature with Webber and lyricist Tim Rice acting as executive producers. Reports said that the project is in its early stages with no release date currently scheduled. Rocket Pictures also produced the animated Gnomeo & Juliet, which grossed $190 million worldwide in 2011 and was distributed in the U.S. by Disney.