Yankee Irving: According to The Hollywood Reporter, IDT Entertainment is going ahead with production on Yankee Irving, the computer-animated feature film Christopher Reeve had been directing.
"Yankee" centers on a father and his baseball-playing son who overcomes personal obstacles to realize his dreams. Reeve previously described the project, which he had overseen for the past year, as "captivating, with the perfect blend of warmth and wit."
Despite his paralysis, Reeve had been overseeing production weekly from his home office in Pound Ridge, N.Y., via a videoconferencing system set up by IDT. He also regularly sent electronic files of character designs and animatics filled with notes to and from IDT's animation production offices and held meeting with key production staff in his office, which was lined with animation storyboards.