Arcana Studio And Shout! Factory Announce Cast For New Animated Feature Howard Lovecraft And The Frozen Kingdom

Arcana Studio and Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, today announced the casting of Golden Globe-winning actor Ron Perlman (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Hellboy) and Oscar®-winning actor Christopher Plummer (Beginners, Up) in the upcoming animated film HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM. Perlman is set to voice the role of Shoggoth, and Plummer has been cast in the role of Dr. Herbert West.

Written, being directed and produced by Sean Patrick O’Reilly, HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM is the highly-anticipated movie adaption of Arcana’s popular graphic novel of the same name, and introduces a new generation to the imaginative Lovecraft universe through a fantastical, cinematic adventure that entwines new storytelling, events of H.P. Lovecraft’s life, iconic elements of his writings and more!

A fun and thrilling animated feature for any Lovecraft fan, HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM is slated for a fall 2016 release across major entertainment distribution platforms and in packaged media from Shout! Factory.

ARCANA STUDIO presents a film by Sean Patrick O’Reilly. HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM, based on the bestselling graphic novel by Bruce Brown,  is written, being directed and produced by Sean Patrick O’Reilly; producer, Michelle O’Reilly; art director & senior modeler, Gary Yuen; senior editor, Brendan Hansell; CG supervisor, Haqui Gbadamosi.

About ARCANA STUDIO

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. This extension of our comic book characters has provided new merchandising vehicles across all retail product lines. By combining our commercialization strategy with our extensive storytelling, packaging, and corporate management abilities, we seek to build a strategically diversified and profitable character-based entertainment business. Arcana has the experience of animated production, a top notch team to execute a plan and is a Canadian company that receives tax credit benefits for content production as well as research and development.