Friday, May 27, 2011

Chris Meledandri's Illumination To Turn Uglydoll Into Animated Film


Illumination Entertainment chief Chris Meledandri has acquired rights to turn the Uglydoll franchise into an animated feature film. Universal Pictures and Illumination will develop the film based on the global line of Uglydoll characters launched by husband-wife artist team David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim. Meet the Fockers scribe Larry Stuckey will write the script, inspired by the dolls and stories created by Horvath and Kim. Meledandri will produce, and Horvath and Kim will be executive producers through their Pretty Ugly LLC banner. The plan is to start with the feature and then branch into a wider range of media opportunities.

5 comments:

  1. Extraordinary good news! Major congratulations.

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  2. I'm SO EXCITED!!! Can't wait to see OX, Wippy, Babo, and Ice Bat on the big screen!!! EPIC!!!

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  3. I would like to voice the role of Ugly Ghost. He is adamant, yet baffling, waving his arms and shouting at random: "ADLAI STEVENSON!" "VERMICULITE!" "BORAX!" "HARRISBURG!" "PARSNIPS!" with the occasional "WOOGA WOOGA WOOGA!" He spends his day photobombing people; by night he haunts parking meters and scares the nickels out of them.

    This is fantastic news indeed.

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  4. I absolutely cannot wait, but I must!
    Stewey

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