January 19, 2017

Arcana and Shout! Factory announce HP LOVECRAFT AND THE UNDERSEA KINGDOM

Pop Culture Icons Mark Hamill, Jeffrey Combs, Christopher Plummer and Doug Bradley

Lead All-Star Voice Cast for the Next Installment of Howard Lovecraft Animated Film Series

Vancouver, B.C. and Los Angeles, Calif. – January  2016Arcana Studios and Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, today announced the casting of Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Jeffrey Combs (Transformers Prime, Re-Animator), Oscar®-winner Christopher Plummer (Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom, Beginners) and Doug Bradley (Hellraiser) in the upcoming animated feature HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE UNDERSEA KINGDOM. Mark Hamill is set to voice the role of Dr. Henry Armitage, and Jeffrey Combs has been cast in the role of King Abdul. Christopher Plummer and Doug Bradley will be reprising their roles as Dr. Herbert West and Nyarlathotep.


Written, directed and produced by Sean Patrick O’Reilly, HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE UNDERSEA KINGDOM is the highly-anticipated movie adaption of Arcana’s popular graphic novel of the same name, and the second installment of Howard Lovecraft animated film series.  A veritable love letter to Lovecraft himself, HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE UNDERSEA KINGDOM is a fantastical animated feature that follows a young Howard and his friend ‘Spot’ on an awe-inspiring adventure from the frozen wasteland to the depths of a mysterious ocean. The movie entwines new storytelling, actual events of H.P. Lovecraft’s life, iconic elements of his writings and literary characters Cthulhu, Shoggoth and more.


A thrilling animated feature for any Lovecraft fan, HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE UNDERSEA KINGDOM is slated for a late 2017 release across major entertainment distribution platforms and in packaged media from Shout! Factory. 


ARCANA STUDIOS presents a film by Sean Patrick O’Reilly. HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM, based on the bestselling graphic novel series created by Bruce Brown and Dwight L. MacPherson, is written, directed and produced by Sean Patrick O’Reilly; producer, Michelle O’Reilly; art director & senior modeler, Gary Yuen; senior editor, Chris Trinh; CG supervisor, Martin Bastian.  



Since its launch in 2004, Arcana has established itself as a successful entertainment company. Producing engaging storytelling with compelling art, Arcana is an innovative leader in the development of intellectual properties across all platforms. Arcana’s library of wholly owned intellectual properties contain well over 5,000 characters that transcend gender, age, and cultural and geographic boundaries. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels. 


In 2012, Arcana opened an animation division to develop and produce it’s content for all platforms including film, television, direct-to-home and digital media. Arcanamation is a full service animation company producing features and TV series based on Arcana’s comics including Pixies, the Howard Lovecraft trilogy and Kagagi.  Arcana has a top notch team executive team, dozens of full time experienced employees and is a Canadian company that receives tax credit benefits for content production as well as research and development.




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