What if an animal working under oppressive circumstances could suddenly stand upright and rebel against his master? Thoriphants are pack animals, living an arduous life under the oppression of their cruel owners. But one family discovers an ancient secret that turns their world inside out. Thoriphants were not always four footed. They once walked upright and had hands. What caused this devolution? Do the uprights still exist? Courageous Mosley sets out to find their ancient city, but will a hired bounty hunter find him first? Mosley and his adorable son Rue must learn to face their fears and unlock the secret magic that can transform them into powerful uprights.
Leads include Markus Kristensen (art director/cinematographer), Mark Bowen (compositing), Jo-Ellen Bowen (lighting), Chris Omundsen (effects), Tahlia Garnier (surfacing), Brandon Dunn (texture), Morgan Loomis (character supervisor), Simon Jackson (dynamics), and Kathy Toon, Grant Watkins, and Brent Walsh (editorial). Harry Hansen and Alain Mayrand composed the film score. Voice cast includes John Rhys-Davies, Lucy Lawless, Rhys Darby, and Temuera Morrison.
Lotus Entertainment is selling the film internationally. Pre-sales include Australia/New Zealand (Rialto), Russia/C.I.S. (Top Film Distribution), China (China Film Group), Czech Republic/Slovakia (Fenix Distribution), Bulgaria, ex-Yugoslavia, and Romania (Programs 4 Media Limited), Israel (Five Stars), Middle East (Eagle Films), Portugal (Nos Lusomundo), South Africa (Filmfinity), and Vietnam (Ram Indo). No U.S. distributor has signed on yet.
Mosley is produced by Daniel Story, Trevor Yaxley, and Bill Boyce for Huhu Studios, Peikang La for China Film Co., and Huang Jun for China Film Animation. Executive producers are Tony Bancroft, and Jack Sheehan and Jeremie Guiraud for Lotus Entertainment.