‘Heights’ Creator Miranda Gets Animated

Tony-winning writer-actor Lin-Manuel Miranda (“In the Heights”) and “High School Musical” scribe Peter Barsocchini are teaming for an animated musical feature for Dreamworks Animation says The Hollywood Reporter

Larry Mark will produce the untitled project while the story line is being kept under wraps. DreamWorks Animation co-president of production Bill Damaschke says “Our plan is to do something unique and really innovative. It’s been a long time since there’s been an animated musical that pushed the medium forward.”

The project is Miranda’s first in a just signed overall development deal with DreamWorks Animation. Along with creating ‘Heights’, he starred in episodes of “The Sopranos” and “Sex and the City”.