VR animation rainbow crow

Baobab Studios, the well-funded Virtual-reality animation startup founded by Madagascar and Antz co-director Eric Darnell and Zynga exec Maureen Fan, has announced its first episodic virtual reality series called Rainbow Crow. The first episode will premiere next weekat the Tribeca Film Festival.

Inspired by Native American folklore, the story is follows a bird “with the most dazzling plumage and mellifluous voice, who, after the planet turns dark and cold, must journey far from home to bring light back to the world.” Eric Darnell is directing the project. No public release date has been set for the series, and the number of episodes is not yet determined though the final project will be featurette-length.