Warner Animation Group has joined with Dr. Seuss Enterprises Lp in a partnership to producer multiple feature films based on the iconic characters and stories created by Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Geisel. The team-up will begin with an animated version of The Cat in the Hat as development gets underway. A live-action version of Cat in the Hat starring Mike Myers as the Cat was released by Universal in 2003. Uni, which previously had rights, also distributed Ron Howard's live-action How The Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey in 2000. Its Illumination Entertainment is bowing an animated The Grinch with Benedict Cumberbatch with a November 9 release date set. "Our Pictures Group is home to some of the world's most popular film franchises, and we're honored to add Dr. Seuss titles to that roster," Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said in the announcement today, made jointly with Dr. Seuss Enterprises president Susan Brandt. "With Warner Animation Group, we've really revitalized our feature animation activities, and this partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises will continue our move into world-class, wide-appeal animated fare." Related Story Warner Animation Group Sets Allison Abbate & Chris Leahy As Toppers ICM Partners reps the Seuss… Read full this story
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