Rhythm & Hues is close to moving two feature films from development into production, reports VARIETY .
The first project is TOAD TRIP, a live-action/animation hybrid, which will be directed by Stephen Herek (101 DALMATIANS). Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson penned the script. The project was acquired via turnaround from DreamWorks. Social Capital is co-funding the film. Tamasy, Martin Shore and Christopher Tuffin are producing with Johnson, Gordon Steel and R&H's film division president Lee Berger are executive producing.
Additionally, R&H has optioned TALES FROM THE FARM, a graphic novel from Jeff Lemire and script from John Carr. The live-action/animation hybrid will be pitched to actors and directors soon. Lemire will exec produce alongside producers Steven Gilder and Alec Chorches.
R&H also has in development an untitled period romance, which takes place during a real-life natural disaster. Steve Heller is the producer. Mark Wilson and Charles Wilson are penning the screenplay. In addition, the studio is working on features based on HIT Entertainment properties.
R&H is currently working on vfx for Warner Bros.' YOGI BEAR, which it will serve as co-producer.