Feature for Netflix will be adapted from a book the stop-motion icon is writing with Clay McLeod Chapman.
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Crew also is set for director Jon Favreau’s live action version of the animated classic, due in theaters in 2019.
The French production company has an exciting slate of co-productions following this year’s MIFA at Annecy, France, including animated series and features, with companies like Future Dog Studio, Nippon Animation and Michele Guaschino Studio.
Two children’s books adapted from Oscar-nominated NFB animated films, ‘The Cat Came Back’ by Cordell Barker and ‘My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts’ by Torill Kove, to launch inaugural publishing program.
William Joyce, whose film ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’ won the Oscar for Best Animated Short in 2012, will direct the film, which is recently-formed Cirrina Studios’ first animated feature and first collaboration with French production comphany Dwarf Animation Studio.