After several weeks of rumors, Film Roman has officially confirmed thatthey are developing an animated feature film based on THE FABULOUS FURRYFREAK BROTHERS, the underground comic book by Gilbert Shelton. THE FABULOUSFURRY FREAK BROTHERS is about three hippie brothers: freewheelingcowboy-hatted Frank; mad-inventor Phineas, and Fat Freddy, as well as FatFreddy's cat, who is described as meaner than Garfield, smarter than Felix,randier than Fritz, and a better mouser than Tom. Mike B. Anderson (THESIMPSONS) is slated to direct the script he has been developing with theFilm Roman team. Commenting on the rapidly growing feature film developmentslate at Film Roman, David Pritchard, Film Roman's President and ChiefExecutive Officer, said, "This is another of numerous feature films we willput into development over the next several months that include bothanimated and live-action projects." Gilbert Shelton first wrote the FreakBros. in 1967, and published it in various underground newspapers aroundthe United States, including THE LOS ANGELES FREE PRESS. The first FreakBros. comic book was published by Rip Off Press in 1970, and went on tobecome the best-selling underground comic book of all times selling morethan 1 million copies in the first year. Film Roman is currently producingTHE SIMPSONS and KING OF THE HILL for 20th Century Fox Television, THEDOWNTOWNERS for Warner Bros. Network, and is in production on JOHNNYTSUNAMI, a live-action movie for The Disney Channel.