Twilight Producers Make “Babar” Movie

Temple Hill, the production company behind the “Twilight” films, is planning a family film franchise based on the classic “Babar” children’s books reports Deadline.

The books, first created by French author Jean de Brunhoff, followed an elephant that leaves the jungle for the big city, then returns with lessons learned to become king. Temple Hill recently made the deal with rights holders Nelvana and The Clifford Ross Company to adapt the property for the big screen.

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are producing the project which is being pitched as a family comedy mixing live-action with CG.