Michael Attardi's short film Once Upon a Christmas Village is being developed into a feature length film by Dream Balloon Productions. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project will be an animated musical entitled Snowyville.

The short saw Santa Claus dropping his magical watch under a Christmas tree. This resulted in a miniature village growing up from the base of the pine. Celebrity pop artist Nicolosi will work with art director Paul "Kit" Stolen and Attardi on the film's artistic design.

The project will combine CG animation with live-action backgrounds, and it will also utilize the motion capture technique. The film is scheduled to go into production sometime in October.

B. Alan Orange