Gervais’ “Flanimals” Get A Film

Universal’s Illumination Entertainment is planning a 3-D animated feature film based on Ricky Gervais’ kiddie book series “Flanimals” says Variety.

The four-volume series encompasses a world inhabited by 50 species of creatures so ugly and misshapen they become cute and endearing.

Gervais will voice the lead character, a pudgy, perspiring purple creature, goes on a mission to change the world.

Matt Selman (“The Simpsons”) will adapt the script while Courtney Pledger and Chris Meledandri will produce.