Warner Animation Group (“The LEGO Batman Movie”) has formed a new partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. to produce multiple feature films based on the iconic characters and stories created by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel).
The deal will kick off with a fully animated version of the children’s classic “The Cat in the Hat”. Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group says in a statement:
“Our Pictures Group is home to some of the world’s most popular film franchises, and we’re honored to add Dr. Seuss titles to that roster. With Warner Animation Group, we’ve really revitalized our feature animation activities, and this partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises will continue our move into world-class, wide-appeal animated fare.”
Warner Animation Group is currently in the process of assembling a team of writers, producers and directors for the Seuss projects. Previous CG animated Dr. Seuss adaptations like “The Lorax” and the upcoming “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” were released by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures