Jared Hess To Direct “NickToons” Feature

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon have enlisted “Napoleon Dynamite” writer/director Jared Hess to direct “NickToons” which he’ll also co-write with his wife Jarusha Hess.

Based on an idea by Ali Mendes, the feature sees the signature characters of various Nickelodeon shows coming together to create in an original narrative – a kind of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” but with the likes of “The Rugrats,” “Ren & Stimpy,” “Rocko’s Modern Life,” “Aaahh! Real Monsters” and “The Angry Beavers”.

Mary Parent (“The Revenant,” “Pacific Rim”) and Cale Boyter will produce what they hope will be a potential franchise.

Source: Deadline