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Fox/Blue Sky Targets Wainscott Weasel for 3D Treatment

THE WAINSCOTT WEASEL, the popular children's book written by Tor Seidler and illustrated by the late Fred Marcelliano, is the latest property to be snatched up by Fox Studios Animation and Blue Sky Studios. Just one look at that eye patch-sporting weasel, who's in love with a beautiful silver fish, and you just know he belongs in the 3D company of Scrat.

Fox Animation president Chris Meledandri is spearheading the project, with creative exec John Cohen overseeing for the studio. Creative exec Lisa Fragner is doing the same for Blue Sky. Jane Startz of Jane Startz Prods. serves as producer. However, director Chris Wedge, currently in production on ROBOTS and pre-production on ICE AGE 2, will not be helming, as reported elsewhere.