Trade Breaks: Snobs, Electric, Bunch

“Disney has preemptively purchased a “Snob vs. Slobs” comedy pitch from the Job Factory, a six-member troupe including Rob McKittrick (“Mancrush”), Greg Coolidge (“Employee of the Month”), Josh Cagan (“Gotta Dance”), Jonathan L. Davis (“Dukes of Hazzard”) and the writing team of Matt Allen & Caleb Wilson (“Four Christmases”)…” (full details)

“National Lampoon has purchased its first feature film, acquiring “Electric Apricot,” a comedy about the jam band phenomenon that marks the feature directorial debut of Les Claypool. Company plans to release the title theatrically this year as “National Lampoon Presents Electric Apricot — Quest for Festeroo.” Claypool’s a singer and bassist best known for his work with the band Primus…” (full details)

“New Israeli toon studio Animation Lab has greenlit its first feature, “The Wild Bunch.” Script by “Mulan” and “Pocahontas” writer Philip LaZebnik centers on a group of genetically modified cornstalks who attack a group of common wildflowers. CGI toon will be directed by Alex Williams, an industry vet who has worked on animated features including “Open Season,” “Robots” and “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.” “Wild Bunch” will be his debut as a director…” (full details)