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Promenade Pictures is a motion picture production company founded in 2003 by Frank Yablans, the former head of Paramount Pictures and of MGM/UA. The stated goal of the company is the creation of family-friendly films. In 2007, the company released its first film, an animated version of The Ten Commandments. It is the first in their "Epic Stories of the Bible" series. The followup, which was scheduled for release in 2009, Noah's Ark: The New Beginning, has yet to be released and its status is unknown as of 2013. Another film, Gideon's Gift, based on the novel by Karen Kingsbury, was scheduled for release in 2008.
Promenade partners with New Zealand-based Huhu Studios and Singapore-based iVL Animation. Promenade Pictures is also teamed with the Salem Radio Network to produce a weekly radio program based on Promenade's CD Creator Kids.
Noah's Ark: The New Beginning
Noah's Ark: The New Beginning is a 2012 animated film featuring an ensemble voice cast. It is a retelling of the Biblical story of Noah's Ark, told from the point of view of the animals on the ark, and is the second in the Promenade Pictures Epic Stories of the Bible film series, following on from the 2007 film The Ten Commandments. It was written by Ed Naha and directed by Bill Boyce and John Stronach. It stars Michael Keaton as Noah, Ben Kingsley as the Narrator and Elliott Gould as God.
The film was scheduled for release in theaters in 2012 with an initial release on November 22, 2009. In 2013, Huhu studios featured a trailer for Noah on their vimeo account stating that they were seeking finance to complete the film.
- Michael Keaton as Noah
- Jason Lee as Japheth
- Jason Mewes as Ham
- Rob Schneider as Zed
- Ben Kingsley as Narrator
- Marcia Gay Harden as Aamah
- Patrick Muldoon as Shem
- Elliott Gould as God
- Nicollette Sheridan as Zenna
- Miguel Ferrer as Kabos
- Eliza Dushku as Zalbeth
- Howie Mandel as Inwar
- Frank Welker as various animal vocal effects
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- Chattaway, Peter (21 March 2013). "An update on several recent/upcoming Noah's Ark cartoons". Patheos.com. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
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