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Even though Imagine Entertainment has tackled blockbuster family fare before with the adaptations of Dr. Seuss books How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat, they’ve yet to dive deep into animation. Sure, they’re the company behind the animated Curious George movies, but those were hardly huge hits. However, Imagine is hoping to beef up their animated content with co-founder Ron Howard‘s next project.
Ron Howard has dabbled with family films like How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Parenthood, but he’s yet to dive into that territory in animation. That will change with the director slated to be at the helm of an adaptation of The Shrinking of Treehorn, a children’s book from 1971 by Florence Parry Heide with illustrations from Edward Gorey. And that’s not the only animated project in the works at Imagine Entertainment. Find out more below.
Variety - Word - Shrinking - Treehorn - Movie
Variety has word on The Shrinking of Treehorn movie in the works at Paramount Pictures. The project will team Imagine Entertainment up with Animal Logic, the Australian production banner behind The LEGO Movie and Happy Feet. Zareh Nalbandian, Animal Logic’s entertainment CEO, says:
“I’ve long had this passionate point of view that Ron Howard should make a tentpole animated movie. That’s how this started. It was serendipitous that Imagine was sort of evolving and growing, and Animal Logic was more and more committed to the development and production of our own intellectual property. We have a shared vision of what that space can be.”
Shrinking - Treehorn - Synopsis
If you’ve never heard of The Shrinking of Treehorn, here’s the official synopsis:
A small boy finds himself shrinking in this oddly offbeat, surreal, and funny story, illustrated with Edward Gorey’s signature pen and ink drawings.
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No one around seems to appreciate what Treehorn’s going through–his parents are busy, his friends laugh at him, and he gets sent to...
(Excerpt) Read more at: /Film
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