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Csupo to Direct Comic-Inspired Monkeys

Gabor Csupo of the Klasky Csupo animation studio (RUGRATS and WILD THORNBERRYS) will make his feature directorial debut with GREEN MONKEYS, a live-action/computer-animated version of the comic strip about monkeys that act human, a spokesperson confirmed. GREEN MONKEYS is published by Dan's Papers and written by Betty and Michael Paraskevas. The project seems a perfect match for Klasky Csupo, since the strip resembles THORNBERRYS in its graphic style despite the proposed CGI makeover.

GREEN MONKEYS will be made at Klasky Csupo under the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies banner, and scripted by Dave Connaughton and John Tozak. Csupo and Arlene Klasky will produce.