“BABA YAGA” TEASER TRAILER DEBUT
STARRING KATE WINSLET, DAISY RIDLEY, JENNIFER HUDSON, AND GLENN CLOSE
DIRECTED BY ERIC DARNELL
Directed and written by Baobab Studios co-founder Eric Darnell (Madagascar franchise, Antz) and co-directed by Mathias Chelebourg, BABA YAGA stars Oscar® winner Kate Winslet (The Reader, and the upcoming film Ammonite), Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Ophelia), Oscar and three-time Grammy® winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, and the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic Respect), and three-time Golden Globe® winner and seven-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close (The Wife, Albert Nobbs). The VR immersive experience is a contemporary portrayal of the Eastern European legend breathed to life with illustrative 2D pop-up animation, as well as hand-drawn and stop-motion styles, creating a modern visual language for VR inspired by classic animation. Leveraging the studio’s award-winning animation pioneers and interactive gaming veterans, BABA YAGA blends theater, cinema, interactivity, AI, and animation into a unique experience that explores themes of empowerment and environmentalism. BABA YAGA is executive produced by Jennifer Hudson, Maureen Fan, Larry Cutler, and Kane Lee.