Waterman Entertainment has acquired the film rights to Thomas Disch’s 1980 novel “The Brave Little Toaster” with plans to turn it into a CGI/live-action hybrid feature akin to previous family films they’ve been involved in including “Stuart Little” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks” reports The Wrap.
Following the adventures of a toaster, a vacuum cleaner, a lamp and a blanket, “The Brave Little Toaster” was previously made into a traditionally animated film by Hyperion Pictures in 1987. This reboot will be updated to also include technology that didn’t exist back in 1987, including the iPhone.
The deal comes as Waterman assembles a development fund to acquire, option and develop family entertainment projects that “we deem suitable to create CGI/live action hybrid films”.
This also includes the rights to “Born Free – The Story of Elsa The Lion” which will be told from the animal’s perspective.