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Create Your Own Familiar

We've been traveling around the country visiting schools and at each one the students have created their own Familiar Story.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Familiars Movie - Update

Back in April, we first told you about the Visual Development process taking place behind the scenes at Sony Animation for the film adaptation of The Familiars. This involved a team of artists creating the visual look of the film, from characters to locations to actual sequences from the book and screenplay. Since then, another artist has developed what is known in the animation world as a "beat board." These are a series of single drawings that each represent a scene of the movie. The drawings tell a complex story in a single picture and serve as a guide for the director to pitch the film to studio executives. We have also heard that the talent department at Sony Ani has begun their preliminary search for voice talent! Once you've read the book, we can't wait to get your opinion on which actors and actresses should voice our familiars. If all goes well in the coming weeks, we hope to be moving on to the next stage of development, known as "storyboarding." All is on pace for a fall 2013 release, which for a 3D animated film means The Familiars is on the fast track!


  1. are you going to make a movie of the Familiars because I read all the books and was the first one to check it out of the libray and read it.

  2. It was a very good sercie you should make more of them.

  3. Oh yea I agree The Familiars was soooo good I cant wait for the movie!

  4. One of the best books I've ever read. And that's saying a lot, because I've read a LOT of books.

  5. Taylor Swift, Dwayne Jonson, and Jim Carrey are some suggestions.

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  6. emma watson for skylar Adam sandler for gilbert and chris hemsworth for Aldwyn

  7. emma watson for skylar adam sandler for gilbert andrew garfield for aldwyn

  8. My suggestions:
    Alison Brie as Skylar
    John DeMaggio as Gilbert
    Darren Criss or Zachary Levi as Aldwyn

  9. Is the movie out yet? Cause I have not found it, if it is out where can I watch it?