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Simon Cowell and Syco announce new animated movie themed on X Factor


Simon Cowell and Syco announce X Factor in the Jungle movie

Simon Cowell and Syco Entertaiment in partnership with GFM Animation, Threshold Entertainment announce a new animated movie ‘X FACTOR IN THE JUNGLE'.


The movie is based on Simon Cowell’s multi award winning singing competition phenomenon TV series The X Factor. The series has run for 20 years with 178 international adaptations with artists discovered by The X Factor – including artists such as One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Little Mix, Olly Murs, Leona Lewis and James Arthur – selling more than 500 million records worldwide, making it the most prolific TV show in history for finding chart superstars.



When a karaoke machine is tossed overboard from a sinking boat it lands in a jungle and is seized by a diminutive mouse who is quickly challenged by both a Jaguar and Rhino, who each want it. A sing off ensues to determine who will have it and this attracts a huge audience of animals and creatures who demand a song contest open to all.


Simon Cowell said “I have loved this idea since I first was approached by Larry and the team at Threshold and I’m delighted GFM Animation love it too. We all share the same vision for this fun, positive, family-friendly movie and of course I’m equally really excited for the soundtrack too. Ive always wanted to make animated movies and I plan for this to be the first of many!”


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The film is targeting a worldwide 4 quadrant audience.

Pre-production will start this year with CG animation starting 2024 for distribution in 2026. We are committed to creating commercial, entertaining, independent animated features that families worldwide can enjoy.


Simon Cowell and Syco announce X Factor in the Jungle movie

GFM Animation Chairman, Guy Collins, said "It’s a great opportunity for GFM Animation to work with such an iconic IP that is known literally worldwide and with Larry, Jimmy and Simon. It promises and will deliver a great cinematic experience for all age groups who love music and fun. The budget will enable top level voice casting and music collaboration fitting for this movie."

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