Fox Animation has secured the motion pictures rights to the iconic Mr. Men Little Miss characters.

MMLM-2The deal was announced ?by Fox Animation President Vanessa Morrison and Janet Hsu, President and COO of Sanrio, Inc.

Hsu mentioned during the official announcement that the Mr. Men and Little Miss characters have delighted readers from around the world for decades,? commented Morrison, saying ?We are thrilled to work with Sanrio and 21 Laps on this beloved property.?

He also pointed out that partnering with Fox Animation will bring the Mr. Men Little Miss characters to life and evolve the storytelling for their multi-generational global fan base.

Shawn Levy – the producer and director of the blockbuster family franchise NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, among others – will produce through his Fox-based 21 Laps Entertainment. There is no director or writer yet attached to the project. Fox Animation Production VP Ralph Millero is overseeing Mr. Men Little Miss for the studio. Will Rack and Emily Morris are overseeing for 21 Laps.

Fox Animation is the studio behind the ICE AGE and RIO movie franchises. Sanrio Entertainment Division, based in North America, develops brand extensions and experiential initiatives for U.S. and global distribution.




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