Feb. 24, 2006
The Holywood Reporter
'Doogal' pal: 'Gopher Broke'
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr..._id=1002074621The Weinstein Co. will be showing Blur Studio's 2005 Oscar-nominated short film "Gopher Broke" during the nationwide release of the computer-animated feature "Doogal." The film opens in more than 2,300 theaters in North America on Friday. "Gopher Broke" will be preceded by an introduction from Academy Award winner Judi Dench. The short was written and directed by Jeff Fowler and executive produced by Blur Studio co-founder Tim Miller. "On the heels of last year's Academy Award nomination and this year's Sundance Film Festival, we are delighted that 'Gopher Broke' will now be available for national audiences to enjoy," Miller said. "We are pleased to be associated with the Weinsteins and have our short film open for 'Doogal.' "
The G-rated "Doogal" features the voices of Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, William H. Macy, Chevy Chase and Daniel Tay. "Gopher Broke" is being developed into a full-length feature film and will expand the endearing story about a hungry gopher who devises a scheme that he hopes will provide him with a tasty snack. (Sheigh Crabtree)