As I mentioned on my previous post (click here to check it out), my wish was granted!!! I always dreamt about a squirrel superhero movie and Disney just make my wish come true!
FLORA & ULYSSES will steal your heart! A fun and hilarious movie for everyone with tons of comic book references, which I loved it. The film is based on the Newbery Award-winning book about 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, whose parents have recently separated. After rescuing a squirrel, she names Ulysses, Flora is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers, which take them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora’s life–and her outlook–forever.
FLORA & ULYSSES stars Matilda Lawler, Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz, Anna Deavere Smith, Danny Pudi, Benjamin Evans Ainsworth, Janeane Garofolo and Kate McCucci. It was directed by Lena Khan and produced by Gil Netter. Based on the novel “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures” by Kate DiCamillo, the film’s screenplay is by Brad Copeland. Katterli Frauenfelder and James Powers served as executive producers.
A couple of days ago, I had the opportunity to interview the director Lena Khan to chat about this amazing family adventure. We discussed casting Matilda Lawler (in my opinion, she is a rising star), about directing Disney’s FLORA & ULYSSES, working with “squirrel”, the practical and CGI effects, comic books reference & Easter Eggs throughout the film, diversity, and more.
Check it out the exclusive virtual interview with the talented director: