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Gogol’s “Overcoat” is adapted to an animated film

Gogol’s “Overcoat” is adapted to an animated filmDublin-based Giant Animation has started the production on The Overcoat— a 26-minute animated film being co-produced with A Film Estonia. The short story adaptation will feature the voices of Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, The Dark Knight Rises) and Alfred Molina (Angie Tribeca, Secret in Their Eyes).

The Overcoat was adapted for the screen by writer and executive producer Hugh O’Conor. It is based on Nikolai Gogol’s classic short story about an office worker (Cillian Murphy) who saves all his money to buy a new coat in time for Christmas — only for fate to take a ghostly turn.

The story is directing by Sean Mullen and Meelis Arulepp, with Meabh Tammemagi (Gian) and Kristel Tolsepp (Estonia) producing.

Giant Animation is an award-winning studio whose work ranges from shorts and series, to interactive and game development, advertising and illustration. A Film Estonia, based in Tallinn, has worked with many major European and U.S. studios including Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros., Animagic, Motionworks, TerraGlyph, Egmont Imagination and Happy Life.
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