Production Commences on ‘The Sloth Lane’: A Heartwarming Addition to the Tales From Sanctuary City Franchise

In a groundbreaking partnership, Like A Photon Creative, alongside Sola Media, proudly announces the initiation of production for ‘The Sloth Lane.’ This delightful addition to the beloved Tales From Sanctuary City franchise unfolds a touching narrative of self-discovery, family bonds, and enduring friendships.

As an Australian and female-owned production house, Like a Photon Creative takes the helm in bringing this animated gem to life, while Sola Media secures its distribution, having recently acquired international rights for the next trio of animated features within the Sanctuary City franchise.

The film boasts a dynamic cast of stellar talents, blending Australian and international flair. Leslie Jones, the renowned stand-up comedian (known for Ghostbusters, The Angry Birds Movie 2, and Sing), lends her voice to Dotti Pace, a clever and ambitious cheetah. Teo Vergara embodies the excitable and energetic sloth, Laura, while Olivia Vásquez voices Gabby, Laura’s mother. Ben Gorroño brings Luis, the big lovable sloth, to life, and Facundo Herrera gives voice to Mani, the ‘most sloth’ of the family. Remy Hii takes on the role of Platy, the Platypus technician, and Matteo Romaniuk voices Arlo, a short-beaked Kiwi with boundless optimism.

Sola Media will showcase initial materials to international buyers at the AFM, expressing anticipation for the audience to meet the adorable family of sloths. Solveig Langeland, Managing Director of Sola Media, remarks, “Their journey to the fast-paced world of Sanctuary City with their slow food truck entertains with humor, emotions, and a timely message. We are expecting international buyers to move fast on our slow sloths.”

Synopsis of ‘The Sloth Lane’:

“The Sloth Lane” unfolds the story of Laura, a swift 12-year-old sloth, and her uniquely odd sloth family, left devastated by a storm that destroys their family restaurant and only home. Forced to embark on a journey with their rickety old food truck, the family heads to Sanctuary City.

Armed with generations-perfected family recipes, their food truck becomes a huge success, catching the attention of the snappy entrepreneur, Dotti Pace. Deceived into giving up their secret recipes, this tight-knit family of sloths must defy the odds to reclaim their beloved recipe book.

Combining heartwarming coming-of-age elements with an action-packed thriller, ‘The Sloth Lane’ urges its audience to savor life’s delicious, funny, and wonderful moments.

Through intricate handcrafted 3D art, the captivating story of Laura and her family is poised to enchant audiences globally.

Produced by Kristen Souvlis, Nadine Bates, and Ryan Greaves, and directed by Tania Vincent & Ricard Cussó, the film is supported by Screen Queensland’s PDV funding and financier Alceon Entertainment.

Media Release sent by Lily Maxwell of Feature Communications